The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April - 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.
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
As the Wildlife Garden opens for spring, wild flowers are coming into bloom including wood anemone, wild daffodil, primroses, sweet violet and blackthorn.
On sunny days several early-flying bees have been sighted, including buff-tailed bumblebees, Bombus terrestris, tawny mining bees, Andrena fulva, honey bees, Apis melifera, and male Hairy footed flower bees, Anthophora plumipes, patrolling the primroses in search of females.
16 May 2015
Develop your photography skills with this expert-led practical session, held in the Wildlife Garden.
23 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00
Celebrate UK natural history and biodiversity at our family fair packed with lots of free activities.
23 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
24 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
14 June 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
12 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
22 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
9 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00,
12 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00
Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.
26 May 2015
Get creative - take photographs with your smartphone or tablet in the Museum's Wildlife Garden.