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Our gardens

Dartmoor Zoo is not only home to hundreds of different species of animals, but it is also filled with beautiful plants from around the world

Our passion for plants not only makes the zoo look beautiful, but it also plays a vital role in helping local wildlife thrive. 

As you explore, you will notice that many areas have been left to create wild spaces. Plants such as nettles and brambles may be considered as weeds by many, but they provide food for hundreds of species and encourage insects and birds to the zoo.

Dartmoor Zoo is built across the 30-acre park and gardens of Goodamoor House. Originally built in the 17th century by Paul Ourry Treby of the Treby family, the zoo has inherited many of the original park and garden trees, including a magnificent example of a Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris) which is around 200 years old.

The zoo has also now developed a large collection of Camellias, with 40 different cultivars at the last count.

Download our zoo map and discover what amazing wildlife is waiting to be discovered.

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