We’re going to the Zoo..

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It’s a tiny bit over due, but we went to the zoo a couple of weeks a go. I did mention it a blog post here already, but what I haven’t yet mentioned was how impressed I was with the appearance of the zoo, especially the gardens. We visited Chester Zoo about six years ago but due to a horrible accident with my youngest, he fell off a bridge and we had to rush him to hospital with a gash in his head, I’ve not felt  inclined to return. However on entering the zoo this time I was immediately impressed with the meadow style landscapes that appeared along the walk ways and between enclosures.

In other places the gardens resembled, to my very untrained eye, English cottage gardens with plants you might see blooming before a beautiful thatch. As we were lucky to visit in the sunshine, there were plenty of mini beasts buzzing around enjoying the flora.

And then there amongst the mini beasts, and the beautiful gardens are the gigantic beasts, huge mechanical moving versions of all the bugs our children love, a special exhibition current installed. Oh and of course we saw some beautiful real animals too. So here we go, share in our day out..

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How cute is this little fella..

I’ve linked this up with How does your Garden Grow over at Mammasuarus….

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  1. Alison Bates September 26, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    As usual fab pictures, especially love the sunflowers, and the tiger. What a horrible accident you child had! I’m just down the road from Edinburgh Zoo, ten minutes to be precise, saw the pandas last spring, and also the black jaguar, eyeball to eyeball – luckily there was a glass pane between us and supper was about to be served – he’d heard the tractor coming. The little girl standing next to me said ‘I wouldn’t like to meet him down a dark alley!’ Not only down a dark alley – but anywhere, I thought! The meercats were my favourites. Really glad you had such a lovely time.

  2. Katie September 26, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I love those first yellow flowers in the heading. I wonder what they are… That tiger is such a cutie!

  3. Pinkoddy September 26, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    Another garden linky post where I just love how you have captured the colour. Those insects are amazing too.

  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom) September 27, 2013 / 12:27 am

    Lovely photos – especially the sunflowers and, of course, the tiger. I’m glad you have better memories of the zoo now, and could enjoy your visit. Popping over from How does your garden grow?

  5. Mammasaurus September 27, 2013 / 9:06 am

    Uber cute mini tiger alert! We don’t often associated zoos with flora and fauna but most do have lovely gardens. Love the bright colours, especially the little sunflowers – if that’s even what they are (my plant skillz are so limited!)
    How cool are the giant bugs? If a photo doesn’t emerge of you riding one I’ll be mightily disappointed 😉

    thanks for joining in my dear x

  6. Emma September 28, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    Lovely pics… Looks like a great zoo!

  7. older mum in a muddle October 2, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Oh lovely! Glad you had a much better time this time around…. your pictures are fabulous as ever – beautiful colours. X

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