March 4, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Swansea Botanical Gardens continues to receive tender loving care

VISITORS to Singleton Park’s Botanical Gardens continue to benefit from the attraction as they walk there for regular exercise.

Although the glasshouses and plant shop remain temporarily closed to help fight the pandemic, the expansive grounds continue to be a peaceful haven for those who live in and around Brynmill, Sketty, St Helen’s and other local areas.

They’re open every day from 10 am-3.30 pm. Closing time changes to 4.30 pm next month as long as pandemic restrictions allow.

The whole complex is being looked after well by the council’s parks team so you can all enjoy it again when travel restrictions are lifted.

The gardens are home to one of Wales’ premier plant collections with spectacular herbaceous borders. Flowers are already starting to spring to life.

The council’s maintenance team is looking after the plants, lawns, ornamental and wildflower gardens and will soon be planning the early summer distribution of hanging baskets.

All this is being done while adhering strictly to social distancing rules.

Robert Francis Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said:

“I’m sure there are many hundreds of visitors who are missing their regular trips to what is one of the jewels in our parks crown.

“The restrictions are necessary because they’ll help save lives and protect the NHS but we want to reassure all the gardens’ many fans that it will still be there for Swansea to enjoy once the rules are eased. Our staff continue to be here for Swansea.”

 

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