Clyne Gardens

Clyne Gardens is set in beautiful rolling parklands with spectacular views over Swansea Bay. The gardens are internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus.

William Graham Vivian - the millionaire of Clyne - purchased 'Clyne Castle' in 1860 and lavished time and money on it to reflect his wealth. Three important trees planted by him can be found in front of the Castle; one Wellingtonia 'Sequiodendron giganteum' and two Monterey Cypress 'Cupressus macrocarpa', one a fastigiate form which is also one of the tallest recorded in Britain. The estate passed to his nephew Algernon, 'The Admiral' in 1921 who owned it until his death in 1952. He had the greatest influence on the gardens as we see them today.

Outstanding features

  • Bog garden
  • Bluebell wood
  • Gazebo
  • Japanese bridge
  • Heather beds
  • Small dogs graves
  • Joy cottage
  • Italian bridge
  • Wild flower meadow
  • Azalea gardens
  • Clyne Chapel
  • The tower


There are toilet facilities including disabled facilities can be found in a block near the main entrance; just follow the main path up the hill and the block is on your right.