Bank Holiday opening
Easter Monday. 22 April
May Day. Monday 6th May
Spring Holiday. Monday 27th
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.
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