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

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Latest News & Events


Friends of Bute Park – Conservation with a Park Ranger

Dear Friends We meet again on Saturday 17 Dec at 12 noon at the Education Centre (the Secret Garden Cafe). This is our final...
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Masterclass for young poets in Bute Park

Masterclass for young poets in Bute Park Bute Park is home to over 3,000 different species of trees which makes it the perfect venue...
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FOBP: National Tree Week Observing our Trees with the experts

Saturday 27 Nov National Tree Week Observing our Trees with the experts. An interesting walk with Malcolm Frazer and Terry Davies, who have personal...
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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