Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Gardens for Plant Sales

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A quick guide

The Botanical Gardens Plant Shop: A great place to buy your plants

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  • The plant shop is open from February until November on Wednesdays and is located in the Friends Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens. 
  • We are now open on Wednesdays. 
  • We open on SATURDAYS from 30th March




Bank Holiday opening

Easter Monday. 22 April 

May Day. Monday 6th May

Spring Holiday. Monday 27th


Open August bank holiday Monday. 26th August

1919 - 2019 Centenary of Singleton Park

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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.


  • 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.


Visitor Information : Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park.

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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.

Also visit our Plant Sales shop. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 -2.


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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. You can buy garden plants at Our Plant sales shop.


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Singleton park 1919 - 2019

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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 ]. 


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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 



new in the Plant Shop

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Don't miss out . . .

  • We have a delivery of shrubs, grasses and ferns coming in this week to boost autumn colour and add winter interest 

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Plan for Autumn . . .

  • Add Winter interest to your garden

Our Plant Shop at the Botanical Gardens is open on Bank Holiday Monday. 10am - 2pm.

Our Shop : Your First Choice

  • We love our customers , they love our Plants !

Read The History Blog about Veranda House

Where to find the botanical gardens & Plant shop

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FCSBC Plant Shop

  • The plant shop  is located in the Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens
  • We open on SATURDAYS from 30th March. 10-2
  • Open Wednesdays  10-2
  • Parking  on Gower  Road  and  nearby
  • Blue  Badge  parking  in  Singleton  Park.  (Limited)

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Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Swansea is celebrating 50 years as a city in 2019

Find out more . . . click on logo

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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