Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : August 2017

Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Aeoniums are a genus of woody-stemmed succulents, consisting of over 30 species. They belong to the Crassulaceae family and originate... Read more

Plant of the Month : July 2017

Hemerocalis or Day Lilies

Hemerocalis otherwise known as Day Lilies aren’t really Lilies at all, but their common name comes from the fact that... Read more

Plant of the Month : May 2017

Eucalyptus

The first Eucalyptus trees were planted in our Madagascar enclosure in 2013 to replace the original Cherry trees. The cherry... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Plant of the Month : October 2016

Birch Trees

Most Birch leaves turn a rich yellow and provide a fine autumn display.  They also have beautiful and interesting bark that... Read more

Plant of the Month : September 2016

Salvias

There are nearly 1000 species of Salvia, ranging from the familiar culinary sage, to shrubs, hardy perennials and annuals. Most... Read more

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