An aerial photo of Bristol Zoo Gardens taken from a drone

Bristol Zoo Gardens design proposals

Fundamental to the development of a scheme for the site will be the importance of good quality, eco-friendly low-carbon homes, largely in areas where there are already built structures on the site.

Design proposals

A period of public consultation started in August 2021, which will feed into and inform our design development for Bristol Zoo Gardens. Proposals for the site will then be drawn up by our award-winning team of architects, designers, engineers and environmental experts. Information on how and when you can get involved will be shared on an ongoing basis and will be located on our Get involved page which can be found here.


You can view the informational moodboards from our first public consultation event below. To view an accessible version of these moodboards, please click here.

Moodboard with images of schoolchildren and animals in nature
Moodboard with aerial view of Bristol Zoo Gardens and invitation to answer questions
Moodboard with aerial photograph of Bristol Zoo Gardens and images of trees, lawns, lake and Herbaceous Border
Moodboard with historical site plans and archive photographs of Bristol Zoo Gardens
Moodboard with Bristol Zoo Gardens entrance, historical photos and images of people and nature
Moodboard detailing sustainability targets and principles
Moodboard with images of the gardens, historical buildings and sustainable travel

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