Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a hidden zoo, full of delicate flowers and incredible gardens. It’s a zoo that’s perfect for relaxation and most of all for inspiration.
Join us for an exclusive evening event that gives you the chance to explore our glorious exotic plant collection and talk to the experts who care for it. Then let your senses go wild by tasting and smelling some of Chester Zoo’s home grown plants; quench your thirst with our botany inspired cocktail and enjoy delicious canapes freshly prepared by our team of chefs at The Oakfield. Finish with gin tasting, hosted by our friends at Cuckoo gin, and learn all about the way they use plants to create their award winning gins.
WHAT THE EVENING INCLUDES
The Plant Project and Orchid Greenhouse
Join us in our Plant Project, home to some of the specimens from our National Plant Collections. A member of our Botany and Horticulture team will take you behind the scenes to our orchid greenhouse.
Take a walk to our Foragers Garden where you can taste some of our incredible edible plants and find out about the history of the planting in this part of the zoo.
Did you know we use plants to make ‘toys’ for our animals? Find out more about our animal enrichment at the enrichment garden where you can see some of the toys we give to our animals.