Wildlife Garden

Wildlife Garden

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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. More than 3,130 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995.

The Wildlife Garden is open daily from April 1 to early November, 10.00-17.00, 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.

Spring highlights and attractions

  • Moorhens have had their first broods of chicks and laid their second batch of eggs
  • Robins, wrens and blackbirds are building nests
  • Woodland areas and hedges are blooming with greater stitchwort, yellow archangel and wild garlic
  • Buttercups are brightening the meadows
  • Ragged robin and yellow iris are in flower along the pond margins
  • Butterflies including holly blue, small white and brimstone can be seen on sunny days
  • In the evening, after the garden is closed, pipistrelle bats hunt midges and other small flies

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Discover what you can see and do in our other galleries, and find out how to get around with our Museum map.


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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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