Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : June 2016


Herbaceous peonies, which die down to ground level each winter have beautiful flowers, in shades of white, pink and red. ‘Sea Shell’, which can be found near the Manor House has silky pink, slightly scented blooms.

Tree Peony

Tree peonies have bold foliage and often very large, extravagant flowers. They range from Paeonia delavayi  var. lutea, with its bowl shaped clear yellow flowers, in front of our restaurant, to the huge ruffled apricot-orange blooms of ‘Kinkaku’ near the entrance to the Walled Garden.

Intersectional peonies are hybrids, they have tree peony like leaves and flowers, but die down in the winter.  Close to the Manor House we grow ‘Bartzella’, which has large, frilly, soft yellow flowers.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens