Shrubs And plants for Mother's Day

One suggestion for Mother's Day, Sunday,31st March.

image197

  • We have a variety ‘Rolf Fiedler’ with its gorgeous deep blue flowers. 


  • At our Plant Shop NOW , open on Wednesdays and opens for Season on Saturday 30th March. 10-2pm for mother's day plants and shrubs

The shop is open on Wednesdays and we reopen on Saturdays from March 30th.

image198


  • Don't forget Mother's Day
  • Sunday March 31st
  • Drop in to our Plant shop and get your Mother's Day gift
  • Lovely choice for mother's day plants and shrubs 

We look forward to seeing you


Shrubs and Garden Plants in Swansea. Visit our shop

image199

The shop is open on Wednesdays until end November. We reopen on Saturdays from March 30th.

Where

  • The Friends Plant Shop is just inside the gate in the north wall of the Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park. 
  • Come in through the Gower Road entrance. You will see a number of polytunnels over the hedge.  
  • Ours is the first one.
  • Refreshments are available in Botanical Gardens from April to September.



Click here to View Map
image200

What to buy . . . and Prices

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.  


Our volunteers are local gardeners and love their plants. There is always someone on hand to give you good advice taking into account your aspect, soil and particular tastes. The volunteers 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 by our volunteers 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


Prices 

Our prices are very competitive because we have no labour costs.  

If you are starting a new garden, you will find our prices particularly attractive.   

Our plants are small but they will grow on quickly once they are out of their pots.

For the some of the best plants in Swansea come and visit us. 

image201

Why we do it . . .

All the profit from the Plant Shop is invested back into the Parks of Singleton Park Botanical Gardens and Clyne Gardens.    Over the past twenty years we have spent around £300,000 on improving the facilities in these parks.



Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to contact us.             Just drop us a line we would love to hear from you. for mother's day plants and shrubs

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

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

Polytunnel Plant Shop Opening Hours Saturday opening from March 30th

Mon

Closed

Tue

Closed

Wed

10:00 – 14:00

Thu

Closed

Fri

Closed

Sat

10:00 – 14:00

Sun

Closed

About Us

image202

FCSBC plant shop

Our Plant Sales shop is run by volunteers.  All profits from plant sales are reinvested into the gardens.

Annual Wildflower Seeds

image203

SEEDS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY FROM OUR PLANT SHOP

FCSBC have been selling annual wildflower seeds for four seasons.   From our experience, they are not easy to grow in Swansea’s wet clay soil.   To give yourself the best chance, please consider the following:


  • Select your sunniest spot;  no shade at any time;
  • The soil must be clean of every weed;
  • Reduce the fertility by digging out at least the top 6 ins/15 cm;
  • Rake to a fine tilth so that it looks like the top of a good apple crumble;
  • Don’t go anywhere near the selected spot with any form of fertiliser;
  • Sow in May at the maximum rate of 3 grms/sq m.;
  • Water if it doesn’t rain in the first 7 days;  [ha,ha]
  • Enjoy a glorious sight until September/October,  depending on your choice of seeds and the weather;
  • In November, cut back all the old growth, remove it from the site;  
  • Start again next spring.

image204

Don’t be too disappointed if your wildflowers don’t look like the verges and roundabouts in Swansea.  The Council has machines to do the work that you are going to be doing by hand.  If in doubt, sow in a large container but still follow the advice above.


If this is all too much, why not come to the Botanical Gardens and enjoy the large wildflower bed we will be sowing on the slope facing the lake?  In 2017 it bloomed from June to October with a changing colour palette every month.


But go on, give it a go!   It is a very small price to pay for months of colour in your garden.