Bute Park is one of the enduring legacies from the heady days of Cardiff’s wealth from being a major shipping port. Located in the north west corner of the city centre, just a few minutes walk from all of Cardiff’s major shopping areas, it offers open fields, river and canal banks, an arboretum, sculptures and art installations, cycle trails, and superbly-tendered plants and flowers. There’s even a stone circle.
And, in the midst of all this careful tendering, you also get wild plants and flowers that have seeded themselves, such as this wonderful carpet of daisies.
For many of the folks who work in Cardiff city centre, Bute Park offers a great place to escape during lunch hours, and is always popular with the students from the nearby Cardiff University.
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.