Park Life Blog

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

Animal of the Month : February 2019

White Naped Crane

The stunning White Naped Crane is native to East Asia and was once far more widespread than today. It breeds... 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

Animal of the Month : December 2018

Cassowary

We were delighted to receive the Park’s first Cassowary, a young male. The Cassowary is an impressive member of the flightless... 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

Animal of the Month : November 2018

The Frilled Dragon

Frilled dragon lizard

The Frilled Dragon Lizard is a spectacular beast that when agitated would grace any dinosaur or alien movie. The males... 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

Animal of the Month : October 2018

Bats

Bats

Bats have been the subject of many superstitions and horror stories. They are one of the most numerous mammals in the world. In... 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

Animal of the Month : September 2018

Bali Starling

Bali Starling

The Bali Starling is a bird of many aliases – Bali Mynah, Rothschild’s Mynah, Rothschild’s Starling and even the Jalak... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens