The gardens at the zoo contain one of Bristol’s most important collections of plants. There are unusual trees, shrubs and plants from around the world, such as the monkey puzzle tree, Kashmir cypress, the oblong woodsia and the purple-berried flax lily. You can also see rare species like moth orchids from the Philippines or native plants like the bath asparagus, which are endangered in the wild. The tree collection is as broad as it is tall, ranging from ornamental acers to centuries old cedars.
It’s thanks to over 160 years of nurture and gardening artistry that we’ve established these 12 acres of such rare beauty and outstanding variety.
Bristol Zoo Gardens is also home to the occasional musicsl performance – and one couldn't find a nicer setting. If you're coming for music, make a day of it and see the gardens as well.
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