Zoo gardens

Come see the animals in our gardens! Our gardens set the stage for guests and Zoo residents.

To help you enjoy your visit to our gardens, we listed our gardens and have included a downloadable PDF for each that includes plant information and more.  Print out a copy of these handouts and bring them with you the next time you visit the Zoo to enhance your enjoyment of our creations.

African Village Garden
African vegetables and flowers remind us of the exotic origins of many of our regional favorites. For garden information, download the PDF.

Animal Wellness Campus Garden and Orchards
This array of fruit trees and plants is hard to miss as you walk through the Zoo. See what’s growing – from pears to eggplants, strawberries and kale, the Animal Wellness campus has it all.

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Butterfly Garden
This corner of the Zoo is especially attractive to butterflies and their hungry caterpillars. For garden information, download the PDF.

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Organic Rose Garden
Antique and modern roses flourish with no artificial life support in this beautiful corner of the Zoo. For garden information, download the PDF.

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Rain Garden
Storm water management never looked as good as it does at our Fountain Plaza. For garden information, download the PDF.

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Shade Garden
Shady characters like leopard plants make this garden their den. For garden information, download the PDF.

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Tropical Garden
This is Norfolk, not Bali, but just look at the hardy and tender plants that create a tropical illusion. For garden information, download the PDF.

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ZooFarm Garden
Heirloom flowers and vegetables stand, climb and sprawl proudly with their contemporary counterparts. For garden information, download the PDF.