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

Plant Shop

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  • 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


see plant of the month and visit our shop page

Visitor Information : Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park.

Her are the glasshouses a worthwhile visit all year round

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

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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

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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.


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Clyne in Bloom at Clyne Gardens during May

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The hanging basket team

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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plant of the month : April

Where to find us

FCSBC Plant Shop

  • The plant shop  is located in the Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens. 
  • We are now open on Wednesdays . 10 -2
  • We open on SATURDAYS from 30th March. 10-2

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Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

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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