Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Gardens for Plant Sales


Where to find the botanical gardens & Plant shop


FCSBC Plant Shop

  • The plant shop  is located in the Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens
  • We open on SATURDAYS from 30th March. 10-2
  • Open Wednesdays  10-2
  • Parking  on Gower  Road  and  nearby
  • Blue  Badge  parking  in  Singleton  Park.  (Limited)

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A quick guide

The Botanical Gardens Plant Shop: A great place to buy your plants


  • The plant shop is open from February until November on Wednesdays and is located in the Friends Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens. 
  • We are now open on Wednesdays. 
  • We open on SATURDAYS from 30th March

Bank Holiday opening

Easter Monday. 22 April 

May Day. Monday 6th May

Spring Holiday. Monday 27th


We welcome volunteers to join our team and work in our shop and also to work with others potting up and preparing plants for sale. There are many tasks needed so get in touch if you are interested.

Whatever your level and knowledge of plants, all we ask from you is a willingness to learn, commitment and a sense of humour.  Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 4 - 5 hours.

* See Contact Form on Volunteer Page.

see plant of the month and visit our shop page

1919 - 2019 Celebrate the Centenary of Singleton Park

Artist's impression of Centenary Panel

To celebrate the Centenary of Singleton Park being in public ownership FCSBC have commissioned Pamela Morgan and Alan Gregg to put together a bi-lingual commemorative panel which will be displayed in the Botanical Gardens.  
This panel will be unveiled by descendants of the Vivian family on Sunday 4th August at 2.30pm.  

Come and join in the celebrations and read the fascinating history of the largest public park in Swansea.  Musical entertainment from the U3A Ukulele Band from 3.00pm – 5.00pm, refreshments available.

Visitor Information : Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park.


There is something to see throughout the year in the Botanical Gardens. The herbaceous borders are a fantastic sight from late March until mid October and the variety of glasshouses offer shelter in inclement weather. So even during the harsh winter months the garden has lots to offer.

In 1919 the private estate of the wealthy Vivian family was bought by the Swansea Corporation for use as a public park. In 1926 the Educational Gardens were officially opened as a “collection of economic plants and British flora”. Renamed in 1991 as the Botanical Gardens they contain a renowned double herbaceous border and many mature trees of national importance. In addition there are fine specimens of rare and exotic plants from around the world as well as a rock garden, herb garden, and the new wildflower garden which opened in 2017.

The 40 metre double herbaceous borders were part of the original Educational Gardens created in the 1920’s and their layout is little changed since those times. It is entirely possible that some of the plants found here are divisions of those originally planted.

Also visit our Plant Sales shop. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 -2.

Find out more about Visitor Information

Volunteer Page


What we do do as volunteers and why we do it. All you need tho know if you are thinking of becoming a volunteer with the Friends Is on our Volunteer Pages.

* learn new skills

* meet new people  

* make a difference

* there are two distinct types of Volunteer Opportunities.

*    1. Polytunnel Plant Shop Volunteer. (Waiting list for these opportunities)

*    2. Botanical Gardens Volunteer, Support the work of the trained horticulturists. Monday to Friday, half or full days.

* See Contact Form on Volunteer Page.

Find out all you need to know about being a Volunteer

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The Glasshouses


Within the glasshouses at the Swansea Botanical Gardens  you will find fine specimens of rare and exotic plants from around the world. You will find the glasshouses in the botanical gardens at Singleton park. You can buy garden plants at Our Plant sales shop.

Find out more about the Glasshouses

plant of the season

Check out this Video of the Glasshouses

See the Tropical House plants, cacti and more. Raising the profile of the environment and the importance of plants.  

Pay a visit to the Glasshouses. free admission to Swansea's  Botanical Gardens and the Glasshouses. Buy your garden plants at our shop.

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Note for the diary


Free open air concerts every Sunday afternoon during August

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST  -   U3A Ukulele Band

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST   -   Loughor Town Band

SUNDAY 18th AUGUST  -   Constellation Big Band

SUNDAY 25th AUGUST -    Morriston Big Band

Refreshments available 


Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park 

Free open air concerts 

every Sunday afternoon during August

3.00pm – 5.00pm 

(weather permitting)

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Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Swansea is celebrating 50 years as a city in 2019

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FCSBC is a registered charity which supports the 

Botanical Complex in Swansea City.

We support and raise funds for Singleton Park Botanical Gardens and Clyne Gardens.

Registered Charity No. 1052032