Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : April 2017

Magnolias

Magnolias are spectacular flowering trees and shrubs predominantly originating in Asia. We have assembled a varied collection of the deciduous... Read more

Animal of the Month : April 2017

Ostrich

The Ostrich is the largest bird on earth, standing up to 2.75 metres high and weighing in at a hefty... Read more

Plant of the Month : March 2017

Hellebores

Hellebores have become very popular with gardeners in recent years, and plant breeders have produced some stunning crosses in a... Read more

Animal of the Month : March 2017

Leaf Cutter Ants

Without a doubt, the busiest animal to be found at the Park must be our colony of Leaf Cutter Ants. The... Read more

Plant of the Month : January 2017

Winter Gardens

The large island beds which lie between the Owls, Siamangs and the Emus have been packed with plants chosen to... Read more

Animal of the Month : January 2017

Binturong

A new species for the Park is the mysterious Binturong. From the forests of South East Asia, where it spends... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2016

Whisky Barrels!

Earlier on this year we renewed many of the wooden barrels used as planters around the staff car park (near the... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2016

Reindeer

The Reindeer or “Caribou” is surely one of the most recognisable animals at the Park. Whilst waiting for their call from... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2016

Bamboo

This is the time of year when those plants that have been overshadowed by their showier summer flowering companions, come... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2016

Eastern White pelicans

New to the Park are five Eastern White Pelicans. These huge birds can weigh up to 15 kilos and have a... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens