Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford in Oxfordshire is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a Victorian Manor House

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Cotswold Wildlife Park - The Gardens

With so much to see at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, don't forget to take a look at the beautiful gardens!

From ancient Oaks to vibrant exotic planting, from traditional borders to contemporary prairie style schemes, the gardens at the Park are quite special and are rapidly becoming known by garden lovers.

Gardens at the Cotswold Wildlife Park   The Heyworth family, together with Head Gardener, Tim Miles, and his gardening team are constantly seeking to improve and develop the gardens.

The Cotswold Park has become well known for its exotic planting, particularly in the favourable microclimate of the Walled Garden where Bananas and Cannas are a speciality.

Many of the animal exhibits are complemented by the Cotswold Wildlife Park's naturalistic style of planting, imitating where possible the animal’s own habitat. For example, you can view the endangered Amur Leopards through and within a forest setting, whilst the Meerkats inhabit an arid environment.

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at the Cotswold Wildlife PArk  

The Walled Garden was originally a kitchen garden supplying vegetables for the Manor House. The high walls now give protection from cold winds not only to fine and exotic plant displays, but also to animals from warmer climates. A number of apple and pear trees remain from the old kitchen garden.

The Meerkats and penguins are a must see in the Walled Garden.

Tropical House

Tropical House at the Cotswold Wildlife Park  

The Tropical House occupies the same site in the Walled Garden as the original Estate conservatory, where peaches and carnations were once grown in one of Oxfordshire's oldest greenhouses.

Look out for many exotic birds flying free around the warm confines of the Tropical House.

South Terrace

On the south side of the manor house a paved terrace featuring clipped box parterres, fragrant lavender and Versailles planters, leads down to a lily pond and traditional herbaceous border.

West Terrace

Fountain on the west terrace of the Cotswold Wildlife Park   The west terrace contains a fountain and it overlooked by the imposing Wellingtonia tree

Flower Meadows

Found near the Children's Farm Yard

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JW - Telephone +44 (0)1993 823006