Closure of Plant Shop

Our present situation. May. 2020

The Welsh Government has set rules about volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the light of these rules it has been decided not to reopen our Plant Shop for the foreseeable future or hold our regular Wednesday work sessions.


The environment of our shop

We would be required to put measures in place to ensure people are kept 2 metres apart. This would mean moving many of the plant display tables and relocation of the cash desk .


Volunteers 

The Welsh Government states that no one should be put under pressure to volunteer and people shouldn’t volunteer if they are in an at-risk group – over 70, pregnant, or have a pre-existing health condition – or if they have received a letter asking them to take shielding measures. Many of our volunteers fall into one of these categories.


Conclusion 

The welfare of our customers and volunteers is and always will remain our number one priority. Hence, our decision not to open our facilities. 

The Committee is keeping the situation under regular review.

A guide to the botanical gardens

Centenary of Singleton Park. 1919 - 2019

Botanical Gardens Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

Botanical Gardens Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

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 Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

Botanical Gardens Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

Botanical Gardens Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

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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.



The Glasshouses

Botanical Gardens Singleton Park - are closed at the present time.

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. 


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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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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