Park Life Blog

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

Animal of the Month : October 2019

Binturong

Binturong

An unusual looking animal, the Binturong or ‘Bear-Cat’ comes from the tall forests of South and Southeast Asia. The scientific name... 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

Animal of the Month : October 2019

Asian Short Clawed Otter

Asian Short Clawed Otter

The Asian Short Clawed Otter is rare amongst its kind in that it lives in highly social family groups. They... 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

Animal of the Month : August 2019

Yellow Armadillos

Armadillo

A real keepers favourite, the yellow Armadillos are possibly one of the most popular animals at the Park. Our pair... 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

Animal of the Month : July 2019

Chapman’s Zebra

Chapman's Zebra

The Zebra has long been the emblem of the Cotswold Wildlife Park and they have been a familiar sight at the... 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

Animal of the Month : June 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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens