Grange Gardens

Grange Gardens is a small green oasis in the densely populated residential heart of Grangetown. One of Cardiff’s earliest public parks, it retains much of its original late Victorian character and is a focus for cultural, recreational and leisure activities … Continue reading

Beechwood Ornamental Park

Beechwood Park, which covers 30 acres, originally formed the private grounds to Beechwood House. In 1900, Newport Borough Council bought Beechwood House and the grounds were opened up as a public park, with refreshments available in the House. During the First World War, the House was also used as a convalescent home. Continue reading

Belle Vue Park Gardens

Belle Vue Park was opened in 1894 and has many features typical of a Victorian public park, including the conservatories and pavilion, bandstand and rockeries. Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Belle Vue Park restoration project set about restoring the park buildings and recreating the original planting scheme. Continue reading

Bedwellty House and Park

Recently restored, this fine example of an Iron master’s residence and parkland that includes one of the few remaining Ice Houses in Wales. Amongst its many period features are a leafy grotto, arboretum, block of coal exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, Long Shelter and Bandstand. Newly opened tearooms serve delicious meals. Continue reading