Swansea Botanical Complex

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United Kingdom - Swansea

Institution Code: SWAN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Swansea Botanical Complex

A Botanical complex consisting of 3 sites.

1. Clyne gardens-a large woodland garden containing an internationally renowned rhododendron collection and NCCPG collections.

2. Singleton Botanic Garden-a 5 acre formal garden with double herbaceous border, annual bedding schemes, established shrubberies, rock gardens, glasshouses and an educational facility.

3. Plantasia-a purpose built tropical glasshouse in the centre of Swansea with educational facilities

Main Address:
Swansea Botanical Complex
Singleton Park
off Sketty Rd
SA2 9DU United Kingdom

Telephone: 01792 297854
Fax: 01792 297394
URL: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1146
Primary Email: steve.protheroe@swansea.gov.uk

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr S. Protheroe (Manager)
    Curator's Name: Alan Gregg
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alan Gregg
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1926
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.612819
    Longitude: -3.981577
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 250000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 16000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6500
  • Special Collections:A mixed collection of ornamentals, trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, greenhouse tropical, economic and temperate plants, cacti and succulents. Special collections of Rhododendrons, orchids, species pelargoniums, hybrid fuchsias and foliage begonias

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes