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Explore nature in our flourishing Wildlife Garden, a tranquil haven for plants and animals in the heart of the city.

The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna and more than 2,600 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995.

Highlights and attractions

  • Leaves on trees and shrubs are turning autumnal, with colours ranging from yellow on the lime tree to deep crimson on the guelder-rose
  • Blackbirds are feeding on berries
  • Spindle berries, rose hips and sloe berries fill the hedgerows
  • Our sheep are grazing in the meadow and chalk downland
  • Common darter dragonflies can still be seen around the ponds on sunny days
  • Long-tailed tits can be heard in the tree canopy

The Wildlife Garden is open daily from March to early November, with regular free family events. Visits are welcome by arrangement during the winter months - just ask at an information desk inside the Museum or email wildlifegarden@nhm.ac.uk.

You can learn more about our Wildlife Garden on the museum's blog.

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Discover six-spot burnet moths in the Wildlife Garden and learn about their talent for producing cyanide.

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