The central beds of the Botanical Gardens are being transformed by the Gardeners. New perennial planting plans have been designed for each bed and over the summer will be planted up. These new more sustainable perennial planting schemes will provide all year interest and habitat for pollinating insects.
James Eifion Thomas, Blacksmith of Dinas cross, Pembrokeshire designed and manufactured the new gates, he also designed the existing gates to the Wildflower/Wellbeing Garden. Eifion has also created new supporting structures for the new perennial planting scheme.
Mrs Louise Fleet, HM Lord-Lieutenant presents our Chair with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups.
FSBG is a registered charity which supports the Botanical Gardens in Swansea. 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 FSBG 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 are open daily, between 10.00am and 6.00pm.
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 2022 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.
FSBG is a registered charity which supports the
Botanical Gardens in Swansea.
We support and raise funds for Singleton Park Botanical Gardens.
Registered Charity No. 1052032
Friends of Swansea Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 9DU, United Kingdom
FSBG is a registered charity No. 1052032
FCSBC : 2019