Opens 10 am. Closes 4 pm in winter and 6 pm in summer
Pedestrian entrances to Botanical gardens:
Enter Botanical Gardens at Swiss cottage, West gate or North gate in buttressed wall.
Car parking : Blue Badge parking only from Gower Road entrance SA2 9BY. Public carpark by Sketty Cross.
Coach parking: contact 07817 200 193
Bus : services 10, 20, 21, 22, alight at Brynmill Lane
Access : mostly accessible, some steep paths but all DDA compliant
Dogs: no dogs except assistance dogs
Refreshments: picnics allowed but no fires or barbeques. Limited refreshments on site.
Square Peg café and Vivian Arms nearby
Renowned 40 metre 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. Community building with kitchen available for hire. Plant Shop open Wednesday all year and Saturday April to September 10 am to 2pm. Guided walks available.
Address : Mumbles Road, Blackpill, Swansea SA3 5AS
Opening times : open daily dawn till dusk
Admission : free
Pedestrian entrances at : Mumbles Road, Mayals Road and Westport Road
Car parking : limited parking shared with Woodman Inn, Mumbles Road. Large pay car park at junction of Mumbles Road and Derwen Fawr Road.
Coach parking : contact 07920 560 219
Bus : any bus to Mumbles; alight at Blackpill
Access : steep paths in places; some not suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs : well behaved dogs on leads preferred.
Refreshments : picnics allowed but no fires or barbeques. Limited refreshments on site.
Woodman Inn and Junction Café nearby.
Nationally renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Fine collection of mature trees, heathers and perennials. Colour and interest all year.
Plantasia, Oasis Park, Parc Tawe, Swansea, SA1 2AL
Opening Times : Open every day 10 am to 5 pm
Admission charge : see Plantasia website for current charges
Contact : 01792 474555
Car parking : large car park at Parc Tawe.
Coach parking : contact 01792 474555
Pedestrians:easy walking from city centre
Bus : No 8 to University Swansea Bay Campus alight Parc Tawe
Access : good access to all areas
Dogs : no dogs except assistance dogs
Refreshments:small café on site
Large hothouse reflecting the rainforest environment with arid and tropical zones. Varied plants, reptiles and fish.
Good rainy day outing for children.