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"Roath Park Conservatory" Top 5 Page for this destination Roath Park Tip by aaaarrgh

Roath Park, Cardiff: 7 reviews and 14 photos

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by aaaarrgh
 
 

In the middle of the splendid Roath Park is a large tropical glasshouse. For a college project we had to choose a 'special place' in Cardiff, and Roath Park Conservatory was my 'special place'.

I guess it is about 10m by 30m in size. The greenhouse has been there for over 30 years and has a large pond, waterfall, 100's of mature tropical plants and some wildlife. During the week there are sometimes groups of schoolchildren being shown around. I occasionally go there to eat my sandwiches!

The pond has some massive koi carp, some weighing over 14kg. There are also some terrapins, a resident chicken and a Whistling Duck which.... erm... whistles!! Be warned the duck likes green shoes and trousers and may chase you if you are wearing this colour :-)

A unique, interesting place to visit. For its size it is not exactly cheap - £1.05 for adults and 55p for children and concessions.

And did I mention the Park? Roath Park has a large boating lake, flower gardens, a cafe and ice-cream vans. It is so important it is listed as 'Grade I' monument! So if its a nice day, maybe wander around the splendid park instead.

DIRECTIONS
About 2 miles northeast of Cardiff city centre. Head for Albany Road, Wellfield Road, Ninian Road. You will need to cross under the Western By-pass, which nowadays divides the Park. Near the Youth Hostel. Buses 28, 29, 29B.

Address: In the Suburb of Roath about 2 miles NE

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2005
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