Tag Archives: Bristol Zoo

Zootime

Bristol Zoo is still in a unique position in that it holds the only dispersed National Plant Collection.  Their Collection of Calendula is held in locations all over the city – schools, community groups and residential centres and this dispersal … Continue reading

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Plants, animals and people

You might remember Gillian’s article earlier this year, “Measuring the Marigolds” on the Dispersed National Collection of Calendula. To celebrate the Bronze Medal awarded to the display at Hampton Court Flower Show in July, a social event was organised a month … Continue reading

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Measuring the marigolds

Bristol Zoo hold our first dispersed National Plant Collection which they brought this year to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Each flower on the map represents a community group or school which has contributed to the Collection of Calendula.  There … Continue reading

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Golden pair

Two collection holders in the PH marquee at Hampton Court won gold medals:  Tale Valley Nursery with their Rhodohypoxis and x Rhodoxis and Bristol Zoo with Caryopteris.  Their displays were quite different, with a gently rising stand of plants from … Continue reading

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Around the world in 15 metres

Worldwide Conservation was the tall order brief for our central feature given to garden designer Claudia de Yong – and all in a garden 15 metres long.  After months of research into the plants and sourcing them, Claudia and Mick … Continue reading

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Care in the community

A new project will be starting at Bristol Zoo Gardens as part of the Communities in Nature programme initiated and coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), and funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian foundation. This is a trial run of … Continue reading

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