The landscaping and maintenance of the woodlands is a year round task so there is always something new to discuss and our Gardening Team are happy to answer as many questions as they can.
Enjoy an afternoon with one of our brilliant and dedicated Gardening Team to learn about the hard work and joy that goes into designing, creating and maintaining one of the best zoological gardens in the UK. Not only do the gardens enhance the visitor experience, they also provide cover, shelter and enrichment for the animals. Paradise Wildlife Park hosted the National Zoo Horticultural Conference in 2011 and you will go behind the scenes to see what preparations are taking place. The Gardens Tour runs on selected dates from April to September.
We are very proud of the gardens at Paradise Wildlife Park. Our Gardening Team work very hard all year round to create the amazing floral and foliage displays both in and around the enclosures.
The gardens have been developed with three things in mind; pleasure for our visitors, conservation & education and food for our animals.
During late spring and summer our Gardening Team provide the spectacular colour, which is our signature style, through hanging baskets, planter displays, containers and pots.
Follow our Woodland Trail to learn about the preserved woodland surrounding the Park or take a trip on the Bee Trail. Many of the plants and shrubs are wildlife friendly and the trail is a great way to learn how they attract insects for pollination and food.
Although our gardens create a wonderful setting for a great day out they also have a practical aspect. Many of the beds and borders grow plants and shrubs suitable for feeds for a number of our animals. Bamboo is a delicious treat for our Red Pandas.
Our aim is to ensure there is something of interest for everyone young or old and to help develop interest and pleasure in conservation.
Each tour includes admission to Paradise, so you can spend the whole day at the park around your tour if you wish.
You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices but cannot participate in the tour.