Cardiff's Bute Park opens 'secret garden' education hub

A £920,000 education centre opened last week in one of Britain's most popular parks.

The building in Bute Park in Cardiff plays on the theme of a "secret garden" and explains to visitors how the city council runs its horticultural operation. The centre is set behind a garden wall and visitors enter through a large oak door with carved forms evoking the park's history and wildlife.

"Schools, families, special interest groups and the local authority's horticultural team can use the centre as an educational resource and pick up details on guided trails," said Cardiff councillor responsible for sport, leisure and culture Nigel Howells.

The centre is part of the park's restoration project, funded by the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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