Dyffryn Gardens


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Address and contact details
St Nicholas, Cardiff, Vale of Glam, CF5 6SU
Tel: 01222 5933328
Fax: 01222 591966
Latitude: 51° 27' 56" N
Longitude: 3° 22' 4" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1906
Ownership:Vale of Glamorgan County Council
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Head Gardener: Alex Andrews
Gerry Donovan (Project Manager)
Contact person: Alex Andrews
Physical environment
Altitude:50 m
Total area:22 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Rainfall
Average annual:900 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Four Champion trees (1997): Acer griseum, Pterocarya stenoptera, Quercus libani and Ulmus parviflora
Special families within the collections:
Rosaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rosa, Prunus, Malus
Special collections:
Cacti and succulents,
Orchids,
Salvia,
Dahlia, – 24 Species, 28 Taxa.
Euphorbia,
Penstemon
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Guide to Dyffryn Gardens
Identifications:Unknown
Teaching and Education:Unknown
Interpretation:Guided trails, supervised garden walks, brochures
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Unknown
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-7pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Gardens are currently undergoing a
Location map
Location map

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