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.
We regret that the Friends plant shop will not be selling wildflower seeds this year as we have been given a grant to purchase the seeds and therefore we cannot sell them on and make a profit from the grant.
Open Saturdays : from 4th April until 26th September - 10am until 2pm
Open Wednesdays : throughout the year -weather permitting - 10am until 2pm
Bank Holiday Opening 2020
Easter Monday : 13th April
Early May Holiday : Friday 8th May
Spring Bank Holiday : Monday 25th May
August Bank Holiday : Monday 31st August
Refreshments are available in the Botanical Gardens from April until September.
Come to the FCSBC shop. We have one of the best ranges of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials in Swansea. We also have a great selection of indoor plants, not only do they improve the air quality in your house but perfect for livening up a room. We grow many herbs and in the summer we stock a variety of chillies, tomatoes and vegetables for you to enjoy home grown produce.
There is always someone on hand to give you good advice taking into account your aspect, soil and particular tastes. We propagate many of our plants from the Botanical Gardens either from seed collected at the end of summer or from plants lifted and divided from the borders. The majority of the stock is bought in from reputable suppliers, then grown on all potted up in peat free compost ready for sale. Many of the varieties are selected for their attractiveness to pollinators as we recognise the importance of supporting our beneficial insect population, please ask about our bee friendly plants
Magnolias are known for their wow factor and now is exactly the right time to plant one!
Magnolias are an ancient genus, they preceded bees and evolved their unique flowers to encourage pollination by beetles.
They are among the first trees to blossom in the spring, often flowering before the foliage appears making an impressive display in the garden. Although slow growing many varieties do grow into very large specimen trees. If space is limited however, Magnolia stellata (star magnolia) is the one to pick
Magnolias are fairly easy to grow. They like a sheltered spot in full sun or partial shade. They benefit from moist rich soil. Most varieties don’t like chalk but we have one that will happily grow in alkaline soil. Pruning should be kept to the minimum so what’s not to like!
We have 4 varieties in stock.
There’s bound to be one that will appeal to you.
A small deciduous free flowering tree with oblong leaves. Its white star shaped flowers open before the foliage
This magnolia can tolerate chalk soils. It forms a large shrub/ small tree with blush pink star shaped flowers
A native to Japan where it is found growing alongside mountain streams. A great choice for a small garden with its compact form and beautiful fragrant white flowers
A very popular variety with gorgeous goblet shaped pink flowers that open in April before the foliage appears