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Jun 14, 2022

Fear of children in Pontcanna

When the Bute Estate created Plasturton Gardens in a new suburb of Cardiff in 1890, residents feared that large areas of grass would encourage misbehaviour by children. So great were their concerns that they funded ...

flowerbeds and paths to subdivide the lawns. For more about the gardens' history - including the Irish 'Shamrock stone' you can see on the surrounding footways - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrances. Or click here