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Chester Zoo Gardens

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United Kingdom - Chester

Institution Code: CHZ00

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Chester Zoo Gardens

The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) is a charitable organisation which recieves no state funding

Main Address:
Chester Zoo Gardens
Caughall Road
Chester
CH2 1LH United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1244 380280
Fax: +44 1244 371273
URL: www. chesterzoo.org
Primary Email: guest.services@chesterzoo.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Mark Pilgrim
    Curator's Name: Phil Esseen
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 17
    Educational Staff Number: 14
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 40 Hectares
  • Total Area: 110 Hectares
    Latitude: 53.22551
    Longitude: -2.87758
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1700000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4000
  • Special Collections:Plant Heritage collection of Pleurothallidinae orchids (over 1,000 species). Plant Heritage collections of Copiapoa, Matucana and Turbinicarpus cacti. Plant Heritage collection of Nepenthes. Growing a number of threatened species including UK natives and species from Mauritius and Rodrigues.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes