Our New Main Entrance Gates reflect the ethos and beauty of the Botanical Gardens.
The Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional, and it recognises the benefit they give to the local community.
FCSBC has grown in ambition and success since it was formed back in 1994. Initially established to encourage greater public awareness of the Botanical Complex - the Botanical Gardens in Singleton, Clyne Gardens and Plantasia - the Friends have contributed over £350,000 towards assets in the Parks over the past 26 years. The first plant sales were held in 1996 and still prove very popular today. FCSBC continue to promote the benefits of the Botanical Garden for the enjoyment of the local community and to help preserve its environment and heritage.
Representatives of the “Friends” will receive the award crystal and certificate from the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Mrs Louise Fleet later this summer.
FCSBC is a registered charity which supports the Botanical Complex in Swansea City. We support and raise funds from plant sales and grants to improve and support Singleton Park Botanical Gardens.
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.
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.
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 Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park re-open on Monday 20th July daily, between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
Please note that not all facilities will be open. This includes the Glasshouse and some toilet facilities in Singleton Park.
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
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.
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.
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
Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex
The Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 9DU, United Kingdom
FCSBC is a registered charity No. 1052032
FCSBC : 2019