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


The Stories They Would Tell Exhibition

In this fascinating exhibition the history of Bute Park is charted across the lifetime of one of the park’s oldest trees.  Key events are...
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Taith Nadolig Gaga / Gaza Winter Walk

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RHS Cardiff Announce Theme for the 2018 Wheelbarrow Competition

It is that time of the year again where applications for the annual RHS Cardiff Schools Wheelbarrow competition officially open. The Royal Horticultural Society...
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Dedicate a bench or tree to a loved one in Bute Park

Memorial Benches: Dedicate a bench to a loved one. The new style hardwood seats are available with a brass plaque. A number of these...
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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