Our Floral Palace is now open! Our tropical birds have been transferred to an aviary where you are still able to see them however, this keeps them safe during the outbreak of bird flu within the UK. The tropical butterflies are now available to be viewed, there are a lot less due to storm Eunice breaking multiple glass panels making the Floral Palace a lot colder. The third section is still open and is currently housing our penguins during the Bird Flu outbreak. Access to the penguins is via the Floral Palace door near Pet’s Corner.
We have three sections in our Floral Palace, tropical birds, butterflies and cacti.
From South Africa to Australia, the Tropical birds in our Floral Palace can be found across the globe. Our variety of colourful birds can be seen exploring the undergrowth and flying throughout the first section of our Floral Palace!
Our tropical butterflies are located in the middle section of the Floral palace. They can be seen from April until October. Glass wings, Blue Morphos, Giant Owl butterflies and many more fly through this section when the sun is shining, when it is not, they can still be seen resting on the plants/flowers or refuelling at a feeding station!
The cacti found in the end section of the Floral Palace, can be found in deserts such as Mexico and North Africa! Paired with some beautiful plants and a tranquil waterfall, which makes this section a desirable little place to have a seat on one of our benches and admire the view.