Swansea Botanical Complex


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Address and contact details
Swansea Botanical Complex, Singleton Park, Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 9DU
Tel: 01792 297854
Web site: www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?article...
Latitude: 51° 36' 35" N
Longitude: 03° 58' 38" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1920's
Ownership:City & County of Swansea
Garden code:SWAN
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Manager: Steve Protheroe
ForemanJeffrey Richards:
Education Officer: Steve Hopkins
Contact person: Steve Protheroe
Total Staff:18
Total Horticultural Staff:16
Physical environment
Altitude:< 100m
Soil type:Generally acidic
Aspect:Coastal
Total area:6 acres (30 hectares = total for 3 sites)
Area heated:approx 1,500m²
Other sites of collection:Clyne Gardens (Woodland Garden)
Plantasia (Tropical greenhouse)
Weather recordsNo records kept
Wind
Direction:SW
Rainfall
Average annual:1,100mm
Plant collection
Families:240
Genera:1310
Species:3500
Taxa:6600
Accessions:9500
Notable plants within the collection:
6 champion trees
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Orchidaceae, Geraniaceae, Onagraceae , Begoniaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Enkianthus, Pieris, Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Begonia
Special collections:
Rhododendron (sections Triflora, Falconera), NCCPG collection
Pieris, NCCPG collection
Enkianthus NCCPG collection
Record Keeping:Manual + Computerised
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No (specimens deposited at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff)
Library:No
Research facilities:No (collaborative research carried out)
Publications:Brochure, Plant trails, Educational leaflets
Identifications:Occasionally
Teaching and Education:Yes
Interpretation:General signage
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Plant Sales (Apr - Sept), Refreshments (August only)
Access to the collections
Public access:Free access to NCCPG collections, other collections by arrangement
Public opening hours:Singleton Botanic Gardens:
9.00am - 4.30pm (Sept to Easter)
9.00am - 6.00pm (Easter to July)
9.00am - 8.00pm (August)

Clyne Gardens:
24hr access

Plantasia:
10.00am - 5.00pm
Location map
Location map

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