Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Gardens for Plant Sales

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A quick guide

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

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The plant shop is located in the Friends Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens


Our Plant Shop in Singleton Park Botanical Gardens opens Wednesday January 8th  2020 and Saturday in early April 2020 10am - 2 pm
You will find a wide choice of wonderful plants and shrubs on sale. 


1919 - 2019 Centenary of Singleton Park

To celebrate the Centenary of Singleton Park being in public ownership FCSBC have commissioned  a bi-lingual commemorative panel with financial support from Swansea Council . It is displayed in the Botanical Gardens.  
This panel was unveiled by descendants of the Vivian family on Sunday 4th August 2109.


  • You can find out more and read the content of the commemorative panel on Pamela Morgan's History Blog.


  • Just click the 'FIND OUT MORE" button below.


Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park.

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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.


The Glasshouses

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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.


The Green Flag Award® scheme

Eighteen of Swansea's favourite beauty spots have been awarded prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.

Among the 2019 winners is the Botanical Gardens at Singleton Park

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The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.


  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.


High-quality parks and green spaces are important to our communities, our health and wellbeing,  nature and economy. 

Everyone should be encouraged to explore their local area and make the most of the award-winning sites on their doorstep.   One such place is The Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park.

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a new Gateway to the Botanical Gardens

New wrought iron gates we propose for the main entrance to Swansea’s Botanical Gardens

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The design of the gates will have a botanical theme and will highlight the entryway into a garden of beauty and peace.  


The existing gates are out of date and need replacing to reflect the ethos of the gardens

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The taller gates will be closed for security at night and opened during the day. The smaller gate will be used as an entrance for visitors during the day.  

Take a look at our short video about the Proposed new gates

The new wrought iron gates we propose for the main entrance to Swansea’s Botanical Gardens will be unique. They will provide a striking and welcoming Gateway to a Garden of Delights. The Botanical Garden in Singleton Park.  

Where to find the botanical gardens & Plant shop

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FCSBC Plant Shop

  • The plant shop  is located in the Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens
  • We open on SATURDAYS from early April 2020
  • Opens Wednesday January. 8th 2020 10am-2 pm
  • Parking  on Gower  Road  and  nearby
  • Blue  Badge  parking  in  Singleton  Park.  (Limited)

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

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