Tag Archives: Gardening

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

Founded in 1994 FCSBC has raised over £100,000 for projects to benefit Plantasia, Clyne Gardens & the Botanical Garden at Singleton. Currently we are fund raising to install the Edwardian Floral Clock in the Botanical Gardens in 2010. Main source of fund raising is the Garden Shop each Saturday April to end September in the Botanical Gardens, Sketty from 10.00 to 2.00 plus every Bank Holiday. Shop stocks vegetables, herbs, perennials, shrubs and trees. Staffed by local volunteers who are happy to share their experience.

Services Offered: gardening advice, practical information, plant sales, weekly volunteer work sessions

Contact Address: Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park, Sketty,

Website: http://www.botanicsswansea.co.uk/

Contact E-mail Address: Friendsofbotanics@gmail.com

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening/Meeting Times: Our Wednesday shop is open from 18 January 2017, all year 10am - 2pm
We will also be open on Saturdays from 1 April 2017
Summer opening hours for Ornamental Gardens 10am - 6pm
During the month of August, we will be open every Sunday from 1.30pm in addition to our usual hours on Wed.& Sat.

Membership Costs/Charges: £5 per annum giving discount in our Garden Shop plus six local independent nurseries

Publications Produced: annual Newsletter


Dunvant Horticultural Society

Description: The aim of the Dunvant Horticultural Society is to fulfil the needs of local people interested in acquiring knowledge of plant cultivation and care and give members the opportunity to see and learn what type of plants and vegetables etc., can be cultivated in their gardens.

Services Offered: Monthly talks, weekly saturday morning society shop and organised trips to gardens and horticultural shows.

Is public access available at this address: no

Website: www.dunvanthorticulturalsociety.co.uk

Contact Name: John Roach
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: Dunvant Horticultural Society, Fairwood View, Howells Road, Swansea, SA27RR

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 204290

Contact E-mail Address: dunvant.hort.soc@gmail.com

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monthly talks - 2nd tuesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm at Dunvant Community Centre.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications: Royal Horticultural Society The National Dahlia Society The British Fuchsia Society

Membership Costs / Charges: £2 per year


The Village Gardeners Newton

We are a new gardening club whith a lively membership. We have talks on all aspects of gardening and lectures on peoples travels to other countries and gardens

Address: The Village Hall
Caswell Rd

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Peter Robinson

Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: 16 Hendy Close

Contact Telephone: 01792 297681

Contact E-mail: robinsonpete1@hotmail.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
Ample parking in St Peters Church grounds and on the road outside the Hall

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: We meet on the second Monday of every month at 7.30 pm. doors open from 7.00pm for tea and biscuits

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: English

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Membership. £2. per year and £1.50 per meeting


Sketty and District Horticultural Society

The purpose of the Society is to provide information on a wide range of gardening and related topics, and to provide friendship. Our members (currently120) cover a wide spectrum of interests and knowledge, but all share an enjoyment of gardens and beauty of nature.

Description of Organisation:
Generally we have a speaker, some refreshments, and then the opportunity to ask questions of our speaker. In April we hold our Spring Show, and have a buffet. This is a popular evening, and the display of spring flowers en masse is truly beautiful. Members are welcome to enter their flowers and potted plants, which are sorted into various classes before judging takes place. At Christmas we have a Social evening, when members bring along their surplus plants, which can be purchased at nominal prices. We organise coach trips to gardens of particular interest usually twice a year. We have been able to arrange discounts with local businesses for your gardening needs.

Address: We meet in the Parish Centre, De la Beche Road, on the 1st Monday of each month, with the exception of August.

Contact Name: Mr Peter Beck
Position In Organisation: Chairman / Secretary

Contact Address: 24 Hazelmere Road,

Contact Telephone: 01792 280527

Contact E-mail: peterbeck@btinternet.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? There is a large car park alongside the Parish Centre, and there are good disabled access facilities.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Annual subscription is £10, which includes refreshments at each meeting. We charge £3 to attend the Spring Show and £1.50 for the Christmas Social, where members are also asked to bring along a plate of food. A raffle is held in April (at the Spring Show) and at the Christmas Social. The cost of the raffle ticket is included in the price of the ticket for each event.


Swansea Community Farm

To provide facilities and opportunities for City dwellers of ALL ages to become actively involved with growing plants and vegetables, tending animals learning about the environment on a daily basis.


Contact Name: Mr Ray Dancer
Contact Telephone: 01792 578384


Swansea and District Organic Gardening Group

A friendly group of gardeners who enjoy meeting to listen to talks, visit gardens, order gardening supplies at reduced prices and maintain a small demonstration garden at the environment centre, pier street

Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/v.kennewell

Contact Name: Mrs Jane Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 15 Heatherslade Road

Contact Telephone: 01792 234705

Contact E-mail: janphil@heatherslade15.fsnet.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: 7 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, but visits may be at other times eg weekends

Affiliations/Qualifications:Local Group of HDRA (also known as Garden Organic)

Cost of Membership/Charges: membership £5

Publications Produced: Newsletter published three times a year


Singleton Allotment Association

Self-managed allotments

Address: Singleton Allotment Association,
Sketty Lane,

Contact Name: Polly Gordon
Position In Organisation: Parks Development Officer

Contact Address: Regeneration Culture and Tourism
Community Parks Officer,
Penllergaer Offices

Contact Telephone: 01792 635485

Contact E-mail: culture.recreation@swansea gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access to wheelchair users

Affiliations/Qualifications:National Society of Allotment and Lesiure Gardeners

Publications Produced: Members Information Sheets, Quarterly Newsletter for Members


Pennard Garden Society

A village based society with wide interests. Our Secretary is Janet Jones 234705.

Services Offered: We meet at 7.15 on the second Monday of the month from October to April in the small hall of Pennard Community Hall and organise outings to gardens in the summer months.Our Annual Show of vegetables, fruit, flowers and produce takes place on the second weekend of August in Pennard Community Hall. The show is open to members and all residents of the parish of Pennard .

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Janet Jones
Position In Organisation: Programme Secretary

Contact Address: 15 Heatherslade Road

Contact Telephone: 01792 234705

Contact E-mail: janphil15@waitrose.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Car park adjacent to Community Hall

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: 7.15 pm second Monday in the month

Cost of Membership/Charges:
£3 pa individual renewable each January
£5 pa couple renewable each January