Wildlife Garden

Get close to nature and London’s wildlife

The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April to 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

You can visit at other times by appointment. Contact the Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) information desk on +44 (0)20 7942 5011 to arrange this.

Escape the city and wander through the tranquil habitats of the Wildlife Garden, including woodland, meadow, pond and more. Make it part of your Museum visit.
See the different habitats on the Wildlife Garden map

The garden is a haven for 1000s of British plants and animals and demonstrates wildlife conservation in the inner city. Over 2,000 species have been identified in the Wildlife Garden since it opened in 1995.
Discover some of the garden species in our slideshow

Find out more about our British habitats

the Wildlife Garden in spring

What's new in the garden

Summer is here and the chalk downland it as its most colourful with wild marjoram, lady's bedstraw, red clover, common spotted orchid and many other species. Azure damselflies and emperor dragonflies can be seen around the pond, and look out for the moorhen chicks, which are growing up fast. And see our honeybees at work in the garden's bee tree and on our beecam.

  • Pond Life
    Pond Life

    31 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00

    Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.

  • A Walk on the Wildside: Science Uncovered
    A Walk on the Wildside: Science Uncovered

    26 September 2014 18:00 - 21:00

    Enjoy a stroll around the garden as the sun goes down, chat to wildlife experts and join in special activities.

  • A Sting in the Tail
    A Sting in the Tail

    29 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

    Animals can have a dangerous streak. Today we'll find out about the more venomous species in our collections.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Blue finch
Follow the Wildlife Garden blog

From blue tits and ducks to daffodils and bees, explore London wildlife through the seasons in the Wildlife Garden blog.

See our bees at work

We have set up a camera in the Wildlife Garden to show our honeybees coming and going, delivering pollen and defending their hive.

Watch the Beecam

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