Gardens of Wales - Glamorgan
A guide to Cardiff and the South Wales Coast, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
This page Bellevue Park - Singleton Park
A 50 acre public garden owned by the Swansea City Council. Note the tower, built by Admiral Algernon Vivian, the last private owner of the gardens, to view his rhododendrons. The plants now tower over the tower! A lake and waterfall feed into a bog garden, and the area supports a wide variety of damp-loving plants. Best viewed in: Spring.
An exquisite Edwardian garden covering 65 acres surrounds the stately Victorian mansion of Dyffryn House. The Grade-I listed gardens are laid out in a series of cosy garden rooms mixed with more formal lawns and a large arboretum featuring trees from across the globe including several 'champion' trees. Within the gardens are a lily pond, Roman garden, swimming pool garden, round garden, Japanese garden, vine walk, an arboretum, and cactus collection.
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This Day in British History
01 November, 1848
First railway bookstall opens
The stall was part of expansion to Euston station. Not groundbreaking history, but still a transformation in how people travelled! What was it like before this?