Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : February 2020

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

The much loved Snowdrop lifts our hearts during short winter days. It thrives throughout the Cotswolds and we are very... Read more

Animal of the Month : February 2020

Wrinkled Hornbill

Wrinkled Hornbill

A large and striking species of bird, the Wrinkled Hornbill is currently listed as endangered and can be found flying... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2019

Fatsia

Fatsia in flower

Attractive, evergreen shrubs offering particular interest at this time of year, Fatsia have large, glossy, lobed leaves, with panicles of... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2019

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Despite their name, Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs are actually a species of ground squirrel native to North America and Canada. They... Read more

Plant of the Month : November 2019

Silver Birch

Silver Birch

The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is one of our most well-known native trees. Here at the Park we grow a... Read more

Animal of the Month : November 2019

Dwarf Mongoose

Dwarf Mongoose

The Dwarf Mongoose is Africa’s smallest carnivore and they come from the grasslands, open forests and bush land of East... Read more

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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens