About the Lime

The Small-leaved Lime or Small-leaved Linden is a tree species native to much of Europe and Asia, within a range that stretches from the British Isles to Russia and southwards towards Spain. The deciduous plant can reach up to 39 metres in height and its branches host a mixture of full-bodied leaves and tufts of small yellow-green flowers.

Lime was commonly planted on landscaped avenues throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and a similar species found in North America is known as Bassword or American Linden. The wood is commonly used for wood carvings and finer house furnishings, while the Linden flower has several traditional herbal uses and is used to treat colds, fevers, sore throats and coughs amongst other everyday ailments.

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The impetus for the development of the Asia Sanctuary is to enhance the Wildlife Park to become an iconic international visitor attraction.

The concept of the development will be in line with the existing unique open nature of the Wildlife Park but will be designed to give this new development an authentic Asian ambiance.

Phase 1: Asian Forestry June 2014

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1,500,156

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Phase 2: Asian Wetlands June 2015

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210

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Phase 3: Asian Plains June 2016

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215

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