Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : February 2020

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

The much loved Snowdrop lifts our hearts during short winter days. It thrives throughout the Cotswolds and we are very... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2019

Fatsia

Fatsia in flower

Attractive, evergreen shrubs offering particular interest at this time of year, Fatsia have large, glossy, lobed leaves, with panicles of... Read more

Plant of the Month : November 2019

Silver Birch

Silver Birch

The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is one of our most well-known native trees. Here at the Park we grow a... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2019

Miscanthus

Miscanthus

Originating in Asia, this popular perennial grass is used to great effect in the grass borders around the Park, where... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2019

Golden Rod

Golden Rod

Golden Rod (Solidago rugosa) is a well-known ‘cottage garden’ late season perennial. We grow the variety ‘Fireworks’ mixed in with... Read more

Plant of the Month : August 2019

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata

Otherwise known as the ‘Urn plant’ or ‘Silver Vase Plant, Aechmea fasciata can be seen flowering outdoors during the summer... Read more

Plant of the Month : July 2019

Arid Beds

Arid bed

During early summer our gardens team have the prickly, but exciting task of moving our extensive collection of succulents and... Read more

Plant of the Month : June 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 : May 2019

Alliums

Rhino on the Lawn

This picture of our Rhinos along with a sea of Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ was taken by local, internationally renowned photographer... 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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens