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Gardens, Trees, Animals and Widlife

Gardens, Trees, Animals and Widlife

Visitors interested in gardens, trees, animals and wildlife may like to visit the following:

Birdland Park and Garden (4 miles)
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BN
Telephone : 01451 820480

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens for over 500 birds from around the world including the only King Penguins in England and over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more.

Cotswold Farm Park (6 miles)
Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5UG
Telephone : 01451 850307

The Cotswold Farm Park is the home of domestic rare breed conservation. The farm is run by TV presenter Adam Henson and as well as the collection of farm animals there is a wonderful Touch Barn and exciting Play Barn too. The Farm Park is open from March to September and then weekends to the end of October (autumn half term daily opening).

Batsford Arboretum (5 miles)
Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QB
Telephone : 01386 701441

Batsford Arboretum has one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. The collection covers a wide range of plants from around the world and the arboretum has a great interest in conservation.

Cotswold Falconry Centre (5 miles)
Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AB
Telephone : 01386 701043

The Cotswold Falconry Centre is situated next to the Batsford Arboretum and houses over 80 individual birds of prey and aims to be one of the friendliest and informative raptor centres in the country. There are daily flying displays lasting up to one hour.

Bourton House Garden  (6 miles)
Bourton on the Hill, GL56 9AE
Telephone : 01386 700754

Bourton House Garden features luxuriant terraces and wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, texture and colour combinations.

Snowshill Lavender (9 miles)
Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7JY
Telephone : 01386 854821

Snowshill Lavender makes a wide range of soaps and toiletries from the lavender oils extracted in their distillery. These are available in their gift shop, open from Easter to September, as well as a wide range of lavender plants available in season. Their products are available on line throughout the year.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (13 miles)
Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP
Telephone : 01993 823006

Cotswold wildlife Park and Gardens is set in 160 acres of parkland. It is home to a fascinating and varied collection of animals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world and is involved in breeding programmes of worldwide conservation importance. The gardens, too, aim to demonstrate the wonder and diversity of the plant kingdom.

Hidcote Manor Gardens (14 miles)
Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR
Telephone : 01386 438333

Hidcote Manor Gardens is one of Englands greatest gardens, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece, filled with old roses, unusual plants and trees from around the world.

Kiftsgate Court Garden (14 miles)
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LN
Telephone : 01386 438 777

Kiftsgate Court Garden appears as a series of interconnecting gardens each with its distinct character. It is the creation of three generations of women gardeners who have collected specimens from all over the world.

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