Explore The Botanical Treasure At Swansea: Clyne Garden
Clyne garden is said to be the botanical treasure of Swansea because you can explore more than 2000 varieties of plants. Well, this garden is also famous for rhododendrons other beautiful things. Clyne parkland includes an extensive collection of Enkianthus, Pieris, and Rhododendrons. It is a haven of lush planting and tranquility also. Seasonal displays of plants are amazing. Moreover, visitors can explore many unseen varieties of plants' species over here. Tourists can enjoy the spectacular greenery round the year.
History Of Clyne Garden, Swansea
William Graham Vivian purchased these 19 hectares of parkland, and he also owned the Clyne Castle in the year of 1960. Vivian spent a lot of money and time to lavish his impact over the years. He also planted three trees, and you can find them in from of his castle even today. After his death, the authority of estate was given to his nephew, Algernon. Well, from the beginning, the wealthier people have done many things to enrich the plant's species of the garden, and even they brought some of the species from overseas. You can find those plants with their original number of the collector.
Visitors can understand the influence of The Admiral in landscaping, too, including Gazebo, Admiral's Tower, and Japanese Bridge. Many famous visitors including Stanley Baldwin, Prince of Wales, Neville Chamberlain, and Adelina Patti. The oak woodland, famous Norman landmark of 11th century, is a Clyne Forest's remnant. Britain's Magnolia that was the tallest recorded is amazingly spectacular in the Clyne Garden. Also, Admiral experimented with some hybrid plants, and they are named after his family; Rh Dulcie Vivian, Singleton Blue, Rh Graham Vivian, and Clyne Castle.
Disabled Facility for limited areas
Access Time: Visitors can visit the gardens anytime, as they are never locked.
Access Clyne Gardens By Foot
There is some stepped area in the garden, and a wheelchair without electric motors is not preferable. Even you can not access such a painful stepped area with pushchairs.
Access Clyne Garden By Car (Road):
Tourists can access the Garden from Mayals and Blackpill areas because both the sides of the garden are bordered by Mayals road and Mumbles road. Woodman pub that is on the Mumbles road offers limited disabled parking and car parking. Westport Avenue offers an on-road parking facility at the top of the Clyne park.
Access Clyne Garden By Bus:
Visitors can catch the local buses from the bus stop located on the opposite side of the woodman public house. You can take 2A, 2, 2B, 3, 14, 3A, 14A, and 37 from Swansea Quadrant bus stop. Arrange in before visiting the garden on a bus with the group.
Azaleas And Rhododendrons
The Bog Garden
The Admiral Tower