The Friends of Bute Park are a group of people who are passionate about the park and who actively work to improve it and keep it special.

The Friends work closely with Cardiff Council and:

  • Regularly meet with the Council to discuss and support the park’s maintenance & management plan.
  • Provide feedback on new ideas and initiatives.
  • Offer advice and a park user’s perspective to the Council.
  • Carry out conservation, litter picking, tree labelling and the removal of invasive plants such as Himalayan Balsam.
  • Organise walks, nature rambles, bird watches and wildlife surveys to show the public the natural and historic interest in the park.

The Friends are on Facebook and Twitter (@friendsof butepark). They also have a letter box in the Secret Garden Café where you can post your membership forms or any other forms of communication to them.

If you would like to get involved and meet like-minded people, why not join them? You can download an application form from their website:

If you want to know more please get in touch:

The purpose of the friend’s group as stated in their constitution is:

  • To celebrate the environment, wildlife and history of Bute Park
  • To protect, conserve and enhance Bute Park as a place of freedom, recreation and safe enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the community.
  • To promote Bute Park to the local and wider community
  • To increase, protect and publicise the biodiversity of Bute Park
  • To work in partnership to these ends with Cardiff County Council, statutory bodies and voluntary groups
  • To inform and seek the views of local people and representative groups so that the park may best serve the local community.
  • To ensure the actions of the Friends work with reference to Cardiff County Council’s Maintenance and Management plan for the Park.