Welcome to Parks & Gardens
The South Wales Parks and Gardens website is here to help visitors and local residents find out about local parks, heritage areas, open gardens, and other family-friendly outings throughout this area. Happily, South Wales has a number of beautiful, well established gardens that are open to the public and some of the most beautiful country and city parks in the UK. There is plenty of green space to enjoy.
This corner of the world is also rich in history. Some of our parks and gardens include extra attractions like museums or informational exhibits, and a few have a long and interesting history of their own. A trip to Tredegar House, Cyfarthfa Castle or Bedwellty Park is much more than a walk through a beautifully landscaped environment with carefully tended plants- there is a great deal to see, hear, and touch.
Those who want a more active experience can enjoy the countryside and the bigger parks on bikes or get involved with all kinds of watersports on the rivers and lakes that run through them. Old or young, there is something for everyone in the lovely gardens, woods, and hillsides of South Wales.
Many of the public gardens in Cardiff, Swansea, the Vale and the Valleys are open all year round and some offer free entry to all visitors. For more information on attractions and opening times of featured South Wales parks and gardens, take a look at the detailed listings. You can also browse attractions by category or take a look at our blog for ideas.
Parks & Gardens
There are some stunning public parks in Cardiff. The largest and most famous is Bute Park, which contains a full sized arboretum and ornamental gardens along the River Taff. Roath Park is also a favourite, but for different outing, try Tredegar House.
Parks & Gardens
Swansea has a stunning waterfront and it's also very close to the Gower Peninsular. If you're looking for a good day out from Swansea, head over to the Heritage Centre. There is plenty to see and do, both for kids and adults.
Parks & GardensThis is a random selection of four gardens. See all gardens.
Fonmon Estate Garden
Today a visitor comes over the bridge crossing the modern Cardiff airport bypass to find firstly an area of large trees acting as a protective screen from the prevailing westerly winds.
Beechwood Ornamental Park
A little-known Newport gem, this park covers a huge 30 acres and includes everything you'd expect to find in a Victorian park and a lot more besides.
Veddw is a private garden open to the public and therefore non-institutional and idiosyncratic.