Paignton Zoo has been both a zoological and botanical garden since it opened in 1923. We are renowned for our animal-based conservation, education and research work, but we also boast an extensive collection of plants from around the globe.
Some of the plants grown here end up being fed to the animals or used to provide perches or bedding.
Around the Zoo you will see themed gardens. The Economic Garden has plants that provide us with food, clothing, shelter and fuel, while the Medicinal Garden celebrates the role of plants in medicine.
It's got to be said, Paignton Zoo is hard to beat!
We've been to Paignton zoo several times and love it each time, especially the gorillas.
The zoo is really well kept and the information along the way is great