Bank Holiday opening
Easter Monday. 22 April
May Day. Monday 6th May
Spring Holiday. Monday 27th
VOLUNTEERS . . . .
We welcome volunteers to join our team and work in our shop and also to work with others potting up and preparing plants for sale. There are many tasks needed so get in touch if you are interested.
Whatever your level and knowledge of plants, all we ask from you is a willingness to learn, commitment and a sense of humour. Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 4 - 5 hours.
* See Contact Form on Volunteer Page.
To celebrate the Centenary of Singleton Park being in public ownership FCSBC have commissioned Pamela Morgan and Alan Gregg to put together a bi-lingual commemorative panel which will be displayed in the Botanical Gardens.
This panel will be unveiled by descendants of the Vivian family on Sunday 4th August at 2.30pm.
Come and join in the celebrations and read the fascinating history of the largest public park in Swansea. Musical entertainment from the U3A Ukulele Band from 3.00pm – 5.00pm, refreshments available.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST - U3A Ukulele Band
SUNDAY 11th AUGUST - Loughor Town Band
SUNDAY 18th AUGUST - Constellation Big Band
SUNDAY 25th AUGUST - Morriston Big Band
AUGUST IN BLOOM 2019
Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park
Free open air concerts
every Sunday afternoon during August
3.00pm – 5.00pm
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