Special announcement - Coronavirus : COVID-19

Closure of Friends Plant Shop

It is with great regret that the decision has been made to close the plant shop FROM FRIDAY 20th MARCH for the foreseeable future due to the CORONAVIRUS issue.  

The last opportunity for some while for you to purchase plants, shrubs, trees and perennials will be on FRIDAY 20TH MARCH between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

We're so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice.

We wish the best to everyone of our subscribers and supporters. Please stay safe and we will look forward to welcoming you back to Our Plant Shop in the not too distant future.

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The Botanical Gardens in Swansea have a renowned 40 metres double herbaceous border.  Many mature trees of national importance.  Glasshouses with orchids, temperate and tropical plants.  


Wildflower meadow in season.  Colour and interest all year.  


If you are looking for plant sales in Swansea . . . . . . .


Then visit "The Friends Plant Shop", 


  • Our Plant Shop in Singleton Park Botanical Gardens opens Wednesday January 8th  2020 and Saturday in early April 2020 10am - 2 pm


You will find a wide choice of wonderful plants and shrubson sale. 


Guided walks available.


Tŷr Blodau , is a purpose built  meeting room with a kitchen and is available for hire.  


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The plant shop is located in the Friends Polytunnel in the Singleton Park Botanical Gardens. 


Our Plant Shop in Singleton Park Botanical Gardens opens Wednesday January 8th  2020 and Saturday in early April 2020 10am - 2 pm
You will find a wide choice of wonderful plants and shrubs on sale. 



Opening Times of Botanical gardens

Come along and visit - Open throughout the year and it is free.

Come along and visit - Open throughout the year and it is free.

GERDDI BOTANEG

BOTANICAL GARDENS

AMSERAU AGOR A CHAU

OPENING & CLOSING TIMES

Ionawr - Chwefror 10.00am - 3.30pm

January - February 10.00am - 3.30pm

Mawrth - Ebrill 10.00am - 4.30pm

March - April 10.00am - 4.30pm

Mai - Medi 10.00am - 6.00pm

May - September 10.00am - 6.00pm

Hydref 10.00am - 4.30pm

October 10.00am - 4.30pm

Tachwedd - Rhagfyr 10.00am - 3.30pm

November - December 10.00am - 3.30pm

Come along and visit - Open throughout the year and it is free.

Come along and visit - Open throughout the year and it is free.

Come along and visit - Open throughout the year and it is free.

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  • Whatever the season there is always something of interest to see at the Botanical Gardens.



History

1919

1919

1919

The private estate of the wealthy Vivian family is bought at auction by the Swansea Corporation for the sum of £90,000 for use as a public park.


1923

1919

1919

The new Singleton Park is “thrown open to the public on a Sunday”. Park Superintendent Daniel Bliss, who trained at Kew Gardens, began his ambitious plans to oversee the transformation of the park and garden.


1926

1919

1939 - 1945

The Educational Garden officially open to the public on May 25th as a “collection of economic plants and British flora”. 

1939 - 1945

1939 - 1945

1939 - 1945

Part of the Garden is turned over to growing vegetables for the Dig for Victory campaign. In 1944 over 1500 American troops were billeted under canvas in the wider park. After training on local beaches the troops left for the D-day landings on Omaha Beach, Normandy.


1960

1939 - 1945

1960

By the sixties, the Educational Gardens employs 6 gardeners and 2 apprentices to tend to the increasingly important collection of plants.


1987

1939 - 1945

1960

After sixty years the original wooden glasshouses had become unsafe.  Over the next few years they are demolished and replaced with aluminium structures which survive to this day.


1990

1990

1990

A superb ornate eighteenth century pond and fountain dated from 1773 is moved from Castle Gardens to this site.


1991

1990

1990

The Educational Gardens are renamed as the "Botanical Gardens"


1994

1990

1994

Run by a group of volunteers, the Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex , FCSBC, is founded with the aim of supporting the work of the Botanical Complex.

2006

2006

1994

With financial help from FCSBC, Tŷr Blodau building is opened. This purpose built education and visitor centre hosts a programme of activities related to horticulture and wildlife as well as being available for hire.  

For more details about hiring see below.

2017

2006

2017

FCSBC raises funds and opens an extension to the Botanical Gardens. The Wildflower/ Wellbeing Garden is the latest page in the Gardens’s story – it is a “little slice of wild” created among the more formal setting of the traditional Botanical Gardens.

 


To Hire Tŷr Blodau meeting room

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Find out more : send the Contact Form Below

For further details of costs and facilities please complete the contact form below and send in. You will receive a reply as soon as possible.

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Tŷr Blodau

The purpose built meeting room at the Botanical Gardens

Contact form : Tŷr Blodau

Drop us a line about hiring the meeting room

Contact the parks department

About matters relating to use of the Botanical Gardens e.g. "Lost property in the park", "Can I take wedding photographs?"

Parks Operational team, The Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 9DU, United Kingdom

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