Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : July 2019

Verbascum

During July spectacular bright yellow candelabras of Verbascum olympicum emerge. These can be seen to great effect punctuating the Grass... Read more

Plant of the Month : April 2019

Panolas

Pansies

Panolas are a hybrid between pansies and violas noted for their vigour, cold hardiness and abundance of flower, making them... Read more

Plant of the Month : February 2019

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel or Hamamelis is a genus of winter flowering shrubs and small trees that originate from both the USA and Eastern... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2018

Winter Dogwoods

Colourful Dogwood

We grow quite a range of different Cornus varieties around the Park. Several of these flowering Dogwoods (as they are... Read more

Plant of the Month : November 2018

Holly

Red Berries of the Holly Tree

Holly is an iconic plant for Christmas decoration. There is a bumper crop of berries this year and they are... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2018

Autumn Colour

Autumn colours at the Park

Over recent years we have planted a range of trees and shrubs to provide autumn colour. This includes varieties with attractive... Read more

Plant of the Month : September 2018

New Fruit and Vegetable Garden

Pumpkins in the garden

The new Fruit and Vegetable Garden in the Children’s Farmyard is drawing lots of interest from visitors. Flowers have also been... Read more

Plant of the Month : August 2018

Marigolds

Marigolds

To celebrate the year of the Marigold, the Gardening and Grounds team at the Park are growing 146 varieties of Marigolds... Read more

Plant of the Month : April 2018

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle ‘Acacia dealbata’ is a fairly frost-tender tree from South East Australia and Tasmania. The delicate fern-like silvery green leaves... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2017

Mahonias

Mahonias are popular garden shrubs grown for their attractive architectural leaves and striking displays of yellow flowers at the tip... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens