The British Birds of Prey Centre opened its doors for the first time on Friday 1st June.
The new Centre features 20 native brds of prey and offers visitors incredible, close-up encounters with hawks, falcons, kestrels, kites, buzzards and even eagles.
The centre’s director Emma Hill told the Garden: “This will be one of the very few places in the whole of the UK you can see a golden eagle flying.”
Already a hit with people of all ages, the Centre has two flying displays every day and a daily owl show too.
The Botanic Garden’s director Huw Francis welcomed the news of the British Bird of Prey Centre opening, saying that, with this latest addition to the menu of attractions, the Garden offer is getting close to being irresistible: “With rising visitor numbers, great reviews and a growing reputation, the Garden really is going from strength to strength. This June 1st opening is another huge milestone for us and we cannot wait to introduce our visitors to the fantastic world of birds of prey.”