Little green fingers required for Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo is looking for youngsters with a talent in the garden and greenhouse to get to work and design its new edible garden.

The zoo, which is home to over 400 species of animals, is running a competition to create a new fruit and veg garden to go on display in the summer, according to the BBC.

Competition winners will see their ideas turned into reality by the zoos horticulture team and will even be able to put the first plants in themselves.

The competition will be open to both infants and children of school age and is run in conjunction with Bristol in Bloom.

"This is a wonderful project which raises childrens awareness of where their food comes from," said Bristol in Bloom chairman Mike Crook.

"The fruits of their labours will then be appreciated by all those who visit the zoo over the summer."

Home to gorillas, lions and penguins, the zoos edible garden will be wowing visitors throughout the summer months.

Growing your own food has become almost as popular as it was during the Second World War, when Brits were forced to grow food to supplement rations to help support their families.