- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Bute Park
Bute Park is on Cadw’s Register of Landscapes as an internationally-significant grade-1 listed historic landscape.
Parts of what is now Bute Park were laid out as a private pleasure garden for the Bute Family by Andrew Pettigrew between 1873 and 1903. It is the only known example of a designed layout by this highly respected 19th century gardener and horticulturist.
In 1947, the fifth Marquess of Bute presented the park to the people of Cardiff, and it is now managed on behalf of the people by the Council.
The park contains a wealth of historic interest dating back to Roman and medieval times. The park itself boasts over 2000 trees, including some “Champion Trees” known to be the biggest examples of their species anywhere in the UK.
As well as trees, the park is home to plenty of wildlife and visitors may see all three species of woodpecker, jays, tree creepers, otters, leaping salmon, waders, herons, damselflies and a whole host of fungi varieties on a trip through the park.