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.

Next events: Science Uncovered late opening on 26 September. Hedgerow Harvest on 5 October. See below.

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

Wildlife Garden Sheep

What's new in the garden

The sheep have returned to graze our meadows and the signs of autumn are clearly visible. Sloes and holly berries perk up the hedgerows, the spindle are showing off their pink fruits and the rowan trees are dripping with berries. Dragonflies have been spotted laying eggs in our ponds and you can see our honeybees at work in the garden's bee tree and on our beecam.

  • Hedgerow Harvest
    Hedgerow Harvest

    5 October 2014 12:00 - 17:00

    Discover hedgerows and the creatures that call them home at our free event in the Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre.

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
Honeybee

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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