Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum

Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally-significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.

There is plenty to do in the park and you can pick up a variety of self-led trails to guide you on certain activities and topics. Situated beyond Cardiff Castle just a short walk from the city’s main high streets and civic centre, Bute Park really is the “green heart of the city”. Find out more…

Main Attractions

Latest News & Events


Best Parties Ever – Moroccan Paradise

Join us this Christmas at Sophia Gardens and explore  the  myths  and  magic  of  our  Moroccan  Paradise. With  inspiration  from  the  city  of  Marrakech ...
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Rhaglen Cadwraeth y Gaeaf: – Cymerwch ran! Winter Conservation Programme – Get involved!

Cadwraeth Parc Bute – Cymerwch ran!  Rhaglen Cadwraeth y Gaeaf: Ail ddydd Sadwrn y mis   Bute Park Conservation – Get involved!  Winter Conservation...
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Christmas Poinsettias from Bute Park nurseries!

Bring some colour to your home this Christmas with a Poinsettia, grown with care by the team at Bute Park Nurseries. Plants cost £4.50 ...
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Runners up in APSE’s ‘Horticulture Apprentice of the Year’ at their awards last week.

Congratulations to our Apprentices based in Park Services, Rhian Colledge and Caroline Evans, who were both runners up in APSE’s ‘Horticulture Apprentice of the...
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Explore Bute Park

There is so much to discover in Bute Park, and to get you started we have created an interactive map of the site. Of course, there is no substitute for a real visit, but the map will give you lots of information about where things are and what there is to see. Use the boxes to tick what you would like to display. Zoom in and click on icon markers to reveal more detail.

Explore the interactive map