To explain the name, in welsh, the word Cwm means a valley or area of land that was formed, often rounded, by the movement of a glacier, and Ceardydd simply means Cardiff.
It is thought that the South Wales valleys were formed by glaciers slowly grinding their way towards the sea millions of years ago, leaving behind the distinctive valley shape that is so obvious today.
Our Cwm Caerdydd garden is designed as a space to relax and enjoy some family time after the stresses and strains of a day in modern life. We wanted to focus on the way that the user feels whilst interacting with this garden not just what they see, smell, touch and hear.
In order to accomplish this we have designed this space to echo the natural terrain that surrounds us here in South Wales. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, climbing, hiking or simply driving through Wales, you will be familiar with the elements within our garden. Hopefully the garden users will instinctively recognise these elements, and as a result, feel relaxed and calmed.