Gateway to Swansea Botanical Gardens

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Gateway to Swansea Botanical Gardens

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex By Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Complex

New bespoke entrance gates to the Swansea Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park.

Sketty Fundraising stage

pledged of £5,535
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £5,535 by 31 May 2020

Swansea Botanical Gardens are in dire need of new gates. Help us create a welcoming gateway that greets the community as they pass through into a beautiful landscape providing a tranquil haven just one mile from Swansea city centre. The bespoke wrought iron gates will be unique, the botanical themed design will highlight the entryway into the garden and will complement the much admired gates of the wildflower garden. They will be the initial threshold that welcomes and connects people with the world of plants beyond. The gates will be individually designed and handcrafted in Wales by Eifion Thomas, the fifth generation of blacksmiths to work at the family forge in Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire. They will be hot dipped galvanised to prevent corrosion and will be powder coated to the colour silver.

What we'll deliver:

  • Wrought iron entrance gates with botanical theme for entrance to the Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park.

Why it's a great idea:

We want to improve the health and wellbeing of our local community and encourage people to engage in their natural environment. Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well; places where we can all move, breathe, run and play. They are an important tool to drive social cohesion, combat loneliness and build community spirit. Public use of parks is on the rise but pressure on public finances is making them much harder to manage, maintain and safeguard.

Steps to get it done:

  • Contact blacksmith to start the work

Two sets of wrought iron gates will be forged. The full height night-time gate will be locked at night and folded back during the day. The daytime gate will be wide enough for wheel chair access and used as an entrance for visitors.

Location Sketty

About the space

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City and County of Swansea Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,535

Bespoke Entrance Gates - £5,000 (90%)
Other - £535 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Bespoke Entrance Gates
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Refurbishment of existing park benches within the Botanical Gardens at a cost of £65.00 + VAT per bench. Refurbishment will include power washing, sanding and staining of individual benches.

Total £5,535

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