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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.
Also visit our Plant Sales shop. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 -2.
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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.
In August 1919 the then Swansea Corporation bought the Singleton Estate from the 2nd Baron Swansea [ Ernest Ambrose Vivian ] for the sum of £90,000 [ £4.5m 2019 ].
In celebration of the Centenary of Singleton Park being in public ownership FCSBC commissioned this commemorative panel which was unveiled by descendants of the Vivian family on Sunday 4th August
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