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Welsh treasures are focus of TV special

BBC TV’s Bargain Hunt are back at the Botanic Garden next weekend aiming to bring the hammer down on some more sparkling daytime TV offerings.

Everyone’s favourite presenter Eric Knowles will be helming the action around the 100+ stalls which are spread across the various picturesque venues at the Carmarthenshire attraction.

To tempt and tantalise the red team and the blue team, fine displays of silver, jewellery, textiles, furniture can be found in all corners of the Garden, from the awesome Lord Foster-designed Great Glasshouse, to the Regency-era servants’ quarters – Principality House – just next door. And there’s more in the Garden’s marquee and the little theatre as well as the popular vintage market, collected on the cobbles of Millennium Square.

There will, of course, be an emphasis on Welsh items, especially pottery – from Swansea, Glamorgan, Llanelli and the increasingly popular Ewenny.
Welsh textiles will also be a main feature with a large range of tapestry blankets.

And a rare collection of samplers will be a highlight. A visit to Glynda Speed’s stall to sample her samplers will be worth the entrance free alone. The entrance fee is just £5, by the way – and it’s Doggy Weekend, too. So, bring your pooch for a mooch.

The Antiques Fair is on Saturday and Sunday April 6-7 and doors open at 10am.

For more information about this and other events at the Garden, call 01558 667149, visit https://botanicgarden.wales or email [email protected]