Pettigrew Parks-The Family Who Landscaped Cardiff
History of Cardiff

Cardiff Bay

The Marquess, who also came from Scotland, made all his money by sending coal and iron from the South Wales Valleys all around the world. Cardiff was a very small village, but the Marquesss created a busy port, where hundreds of ships sailed from every day. People came from all over the country to live in Cardiff and it soon became a big city, but many of them lived in crowded houses with poor facilities and no gardens or space to relax and play in. The city needed parks and gardens for people to enjoy.

So the Marquess and other Cardiff landowners gave land to the people of the city, so that they could have pleasant places to walk, to sit and listen to bands playing, to play or to watch sport such as bowls and cricket. What do you do in Cardiff’s parks ?