Wildlife Garden

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

Shaggy ink cap, Coprinus comatus

What's new in the garden

Blackbirds have finished off the rowan berries and wood pigeons have begun tucking into the ripe holly berries. With moist autumnal days come a variety of fungi, including shaggy ink cap, Coprinus comatus. The range of colours of our trees including beech, field maple and hornbeam is magnificent. On the occasional warm day a few honeybees can be seen leaving and entering the hives and bee tree.

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

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