Singleton Botanical Gardens
The beautiful Botanical Gardens are based in the old walled garden of Singleton Park. The gardens contain fine specimens of rare and exotic plants from around the world. They are at their most spectacular during August when a full programme of events, tours and demonstrations are staged.
The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales' premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses.
The glasshouses reproduce a variety of different climates from around the world; in the hot Desert House environment you'll find cacti and succulent plants, while in the Tropical House you can see plants found in the rain forest and tropical jungles. These include the comprehensive collection of orchids and epiphytes such as bromeliads and tillandsias (airplants).
The Economics glasshouse displays plants that come mainly from sub-tropical regions and some Mediterranean countries, and that are important from an economic point of view, like sugar cane, coconuts, olives and coffee. This house also contains the colourful collection of begonias.
September - Easter until 4.30pm
Singleton Botanical Gardens are free to enter. Parking can be found on Sketty Road (A4118) outside the park, or Blue Badge holders can park outside the main entrance to the Botanical Gardens.
Please call 01792 298637 for more information.
Although the gardens are at their most stunning in August, there is something to see throughout the year. The herbaceous borders are a fantastic sight from late March until mid October, and even during the harsh winter months the garden has lots to offer with up to 200 different plants having been seen in flower during the Christmas season.
As this garden is set within the tranquil surroundings of Singleton main park, it is a very relaxing place to come and browse or gain inspiration for your own garden. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the delightful views.
Ty'r Blodau is a brand new education and visitor centre located in the heart of the Botanical Gardens.
In 1847 John Henry Vivian purchased Veranda House for his son Henry Hussey Vivian and his wife Jessie.
There are many exciting features in the Singleton Botanical Gardens.
If you would like to organise a group or school visit to either Clyne Gardens or the Botanical Gardens then please call the individual gardens in advance to arrange your visit.