Friends of Bute Park

Important Notice

The Bute Park Friends Group is currently being reshaped and rejuvenated by a small committee.

Recruitment is underway for new members of the group.

If you would like to become involved with the Bute Park Friends Group please email or 


The Friends of Bute Park are passionate about improving the park and keeping it special.

The Friends work closely with the Bute Park team to:

  • carry out conservation,
  • organise litter picks,
  • label trees, and
  • remove invasive plants such as Himalayan Balsam.

To promote the natural and historic features of the park, the friends also organise:

  • walks,
  • nature rambles,
  • bird watches, and
  • wildlife surveys.

To represent park users, the friends group:

  • provide feedback on new ideas and initiatives,
  • offer advice and a park-user-perspective to the Council, and
  • meet regularly to discuss and support the park maintenance and management plan.

If you want to know more about the group please contact  

The Friends also have a noticeboard and letter box in the Secret Garden Café.

The Friends of Bute Park Constitution

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

  • Celebrate the environment, wildlife and history of Bute Park.
  • 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.
  • Promote Bute Park to the local and wider community.
  • Increase, protect and publicise the biodiversity of Bute Park.
  • Work in partnership to these ends with Cardiff County Council, statutory bodies and voluntary groups
  • Inform and seek the views of local people and representative groups so that the park may best serve the local community.
  • Ensure the actions of the Friends work with reference to Cardiff County Council’s Maintenance and Management plan for the Park.
Some wild garlic growing in Bute Park