Birchgrove is a village in the city of Cardiff stretching between Llanishen and the Gabalfa interchange, along the A469 Caerphilly road. It centres on a crossroad dominated by the Birchgrove Inn which also lies between Heath and Whitchurch. It differentiates from the ward of Heath in which it lies, by being a vibrant area with rows of shops and eateries and for the most part being dominated by terraced housing. The area is served by Birchgrove railway station and bus service.

The initial development was of traditionally middle-classed semi-detached housing (1920s-1950s) but more recently the construction of the University Hospital of Wales, on the site of the former Heath Wood. The nearby Heath Park forms the remainder of this grass and woodland and is very popular, having attractions such as a miniature steam railway and sports facilities.

Within a short distance is Roath Park Lake which is one of Cardiff's most popular parks, owned by the Cardiff County Council. It retains a classic Victorian atmosphere and has many popular facilities such as fishing and rowing with the main park including a large playground, floral displays, the glasshouse conservatory and recreational areas. The park has recently been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award to recognise its high quality and its importance to Cardiff.