The National Botanical Garden of Wales has reported that 161,762 people visited its gardens in the year ending on 31 March 2018, which is highest figure since 2001.
This latest number, as well as being a 17-year high, is a 20% increase on the previous year and 41% up on 2015/16.
Huw Francis, garden director, said: “Our focus on families is really paying off with the increase in visitors made up almost entirely of parents with children.”
“The new positioning has come alongside some attractive developments such as our popular tropical butterfly house, Plas Pilipala and our children’s playground, which has been completely redesigned, but there’s still lots more to come.”
He added: “I can’t praise the team here highly enough. The hard work in all departments to deliver our mission of ‘Conservation, Education, Inspiration’ is genuinely outstanding. They should be very proud of what they are achieving.”