Cardiff's Bute Park celebrates its seventieth birthday

Bute Park in Cardiff is celebrating seventy years since first opening to the public.

The famous green space in the centre of the city has been called the "green heart" of Cardiff, home to a host of wildlife and hosting a range of public events.

The Fifth Marquess of Bute gifted the castle and grounds to the people of the Welsh capital in spring 1949, hence the name Bute Park.

This weekend the park is celebrating with the unveiling of a new sculpture as well as the official opening of the Bute Park Nurseries. The plants and flowers from the nursery provide the greenery for all of Cardiff's park and city centre planters.

The nurseries were previously hidden behind Bute's red brick wall.

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