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

Animal of the Month : July 2019

Giant Anteater

Anteater

These bizarre creatures are native to South America and have a wide and varied range – from humid rainforest to... 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

Animal of the Month : April 2019

Ostriches

Female Ostrich

The Ostrich is the largest living bird, standing over 2.5 metres tall and weighing in at 110 kg. They are... 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

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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens