Fish Pond

The fish pond in Roath Park is believed to have been in the Botanic Garden.

In August 1894 the Parks Committee accepted a donation of 100 gold fish to placed "in the small pond at the park".[1]

A photograph of the fish pond taken in 1911 appeared in Cardiff Yesterday (Volume 10, Plate 31) by Stewart Williams, published 1984. The photograph includes in the background the railway bridge beside Fairoak Farm, confirming the location in the Botanic Garden.

aearial photo fish pond

Roath Park fish pond c.1930

An aerial photograph dated 1930 of the Botanic Garden shows what appears to be part of an oval shaped pond roughly in the position of the modern day "Wild Flower Meadow", just left of centre.[2] Ordnance Survey maps for 1901 and 1919 show an oval shape surrounded by paths in this position.

The pond is believed to have been filled in and grassed over in about 1935.

Sources of Information

  1. Special Parks, Open Spaces, Footpaths and Allotments Committee 2nd August 1894
  2. Aerial photograph from the collection of Cardiff Central Library, image ID. 004014C