Bristol Zoological Gardens

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Address and contact details
Clifton, Bristol, Avon, BS8 3HA
Tel: 01179 706176
Fax: 01179 736814
Web site:
Latitude: 51° 27' 7" N
Longitude: 02° 37' 00" E
Background to the collection
Year founded:1835
Ownership:Bristol and West Zoological Society
Garden code:BRZOO
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Edwin Mole
Contact person: Edwin Mole
Total Staff:16
Accessions:BGCI guidelines
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam
Total area:4.8 ha
Area heated:240 m²
Other sites of collection:Hollywood Tower Estate
Clifton Nursery
Plant collection
Plants:70 000
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Southern Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand
Special families within the collections:
Orchidaceae, Actinidiaceae, Verbenaceae, Violaceae, Zingiberaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Caryopteris, Actinidia, Hedychium, Lantana, Ornithogalum, Primula, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, British Natives
Special collections:
Actinidia, NCCPG – 6 Species, 6 Taxa, 12 Accessions.
Caryopteris NCCPG – 6 Species, 4 Taxa, 14 Accessions.
TARGET 8 PROJECT TAXON LIST   UK Red Data List 2005SAP lead partnerWELSH Red Data List 2008IRISH Red Data List 1987IRISH Red Data List 2005TARGET 8 PROJECT datasheetGarden(s)
Allium sphaerocephalon
Round-headed Leek
B VU Univ. Bristol BG T8 Bristol Zoo
Record Keeping:Records kept
Record System:BG-Recorder
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:No
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:No
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: open, times unknown
Guiding principles behind the collection
To maintain and defend biodiversity through breeding endangered animal species, conserving threatened species and habitats and promoting a wider understanding of the natural world.
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