The Boneyard @ Railway Gardens

Discover the independent businesses and organisations based in the shipping containers

Railway Gardens offers a space for creatives, small businesses, social enterprise, and non-profits thanks to The Bone Yard’s eight colourful shipping container workspaces. Here’s where you can meet the tenants and find out more about what they offer…
Looking for someone in particular? Jump straight to their details:

Cardiff Cargo Bikes

Workshop and sales: Sustainable urban transport for Cardiff

Cardiff Cargo Bikes is run by Dave (and his lovely doggy assistant Maris). Dave can help you choose, buy and get set up with the right cargo bike for your need. And as Cardiff Cargo Bikes are teaming up with the Green Commute Initiative, you could save up to 47% on the RRP of a bike. 


Dave also offers an onsite workshop with a range of services for all bikes, cargo or otherwise. Small jobs start from £15, carried out while you wait, and a standard service is £60 with more in depth services available too. Not sure what your bike needs? Arrange to pop by, and Dave can do a quick assessment and safety check.

Opening hours

Feel free to drop in on Thursdays or Fridays, or by arrangement on other days.


Things on Toast

Tea, toast, and friendship - with a slice of creativity!

Things on Toast is an independent cafe at Railway Gardens run by Heather and friends. They offer a selection of toast-based breakfasts and lunches with a regularly changing seasonal menu of toast topping favourites. For £1 you can enjoy toast and a spread of your choice or treat yourself to a full brunch, with options such as roast veg and hummus or crispy Mexican potatoes with poached egg. Vegan and gluten free options available as are a selection of hot drinks. All served from the colourful Toast Shack! 

Would you like to volunteer to welcome visitors on Saturdays or Sundays in exchange for some tasty toast vouchers? Email for more information. 

Opening hours

Things on Toast is usually open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but please check their facebook page before visiting


Contact Heather on or via the Things On Toast facebook page. 


On Track Counselling

Sustainably grown microgreens plus workshops, classes, and clubs

“Welcome to The Den: an urban therapeutic space situated in the heart of Cardiff providing counselling online or in person. I am a qualified and experienced relational psychotherapist. I have a background of counselling within the NHS, universities and employee wellbeing services. I am also an experienced school based counsellor. 

I offer a FREE 15 minute consultation over the phone to discuss or ask any questions you may have. It may help to establish whether I may be the right counsellor for you. 


Opening hours

By appointment. Find full details at


Email  or call 07428183000

Benthyg Splott

Borrow - don't buy - from this Library of Things!

Benthyg Cymru is Wales’ Library of Things and has one simple goal; to make borrowing as easy as popping out for a loaf of bread.


Items available to borrow include gardening and DIY tools, camping equipment and much more, all available to borrow for less than you’d expect to pay second hand, and with the opportunity to pay in time instead of cash.


(P.S. Benthyg,  pronounced ben-thig, is a Welsh word meaning borrow or lend.)

Opening hours

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10am – 2pm. 


Contact Community Activator Rich on if you’re interested in more information, volunteering, making a donation,  or joining the local steering group. 

The SAFE Foundation

Bringing societies together to make lives better

The SAFE Foundation is a Cardiff-based charity committed to improving the lives of some of the poorest people and communities in the world. With a variety of projects taking place in the UK and overseas, our mission is to build a fairer, brighter and peaceful future for the world. 

Opening hours

Coming soon!


Emma-Kate Jewellery

Floral inspired handcrafted jewellery and bespoke commissions

Emma-Kate is renowned for designing beautiful silver, gold and pearl floral inspired jewellery, handcrafted in her jewellery design studio here at Railway Gardens. Using the traditional techniques of wax carving and hand forging she creates contemporary, yet timeless jewellery to treasure. 

Opening hours

By appointment. Please email 


Email or contact Emma-Kate here. 

Green Squirrel

Creativity and community for a greener, fairer future

That’s us! We’re a Community Interest Company offering a helping hand for anyone who wants to take action on the climate and nature crisis. As well as overseeing Railway Gardens we offer a range of services, from our online climate action community, The Something Club, to workshops, training, content creation and more. You can explore what we offer here on our site, get in touch, or pop in to our office at Railway Gardens to say hi – we’re in the green container painted with trees directly in front of the gates. 

Opening hours

We’re usually on site on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays but we strongly recommend making an appointment to make sure we’re available! 


Contact us here or email

Clocks in Railway Gardens

Clocks  serviced and repaired on site by Qualified Horologist

Clocks in Railway Gardens is an independent clock repair service.


The service will involve a careful inspection and assessment before dismantling the mechanism for cleaning and renovation. Subsequently the clock is reassembled and put on test for timekeeping and reliability.


Cosmetic work such as refinishing, case restoration and dial re-silvering can be provided if required.


All work is given a one year guarantee subject to terms and conditions.

Opening hours

Please contact Jon to book an appointment


Email John on or



Vessels Pottery

Engineered Ceramics made by George

From my wheel to your table,
🍽️ Handcrafted tableware for everyday use,
🌶️ For individuals and restaurants,
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Made in small batches in Cardiff


I don’t make tableware because the world needs for plates. I’m sure IKEA make more than enough for that. I make tableware because it is my belief that if you surround yourself with beautiful everyday objects you become more attuned to the beauty of everything around you. 

Opening hours

Please check for details


Email George on