Park Life Blog

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

Plant of the Month : August 2018

Marigolds

Marigolds

To celebrate the year of the Marigold, the Gardening and Grounds team at the Park are growing 146 varieties of Marigolds... Read more

Animal of the Month : August 2018

Southern White Rhino

Southern white rhino

By the end of the 19th century, this magnificent animal was driven to the edge of extinction by hunting. It... Read more

Plant of the Month : April 2018

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle ‘Acacia dealbata’ is a fairly frost-tender tree from South East Australia and Tasmania. The delicate fern-like silvery green leaves... Read more

Animal of the Month : April 2018

Wolverines

Also known as “the glutton” the Wolverine has a fearsome reputation and is reputed to have the most powerful bite... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2017

Mahonias

Mahonias are popular garden shrubs grown for their attractive architectural leaves and striking displays of yellow flowers at the tip... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2017

Red Panda

The Red Panda has been associated with the Park for many years and was previously used as our logo. They... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2017

Pumpkins

Pumpkins belong to the genus Cucurbita (which includes marrows and squashes) and originate from North and South America where they... Read more

Animal of the Month : October 2017

Tarantula

Arachnophobes please look away now! There are over 900 species of Tarantula, ranging from the comparatively small, right up to... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens