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 and more than 2,600 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995.

Highlights and attractions

  • Bluebells, wood anemones, primroses and other woodland plants are now in flower
  • Cowslips bloom on chalk downland and meadow bank
  • Brimstone and Green-veined White butterflies are on the wing
  • Bees including the hairy-footed flower bee, buff-tailed bumble bee and honey bees are visiting our spring flowers
  • Wild cherry is in full bloom
  • Tadpoles have hatched from toad spawn and frog spawn
  • Moorhens are busy building nests

The Wildlife Garden is open daily from 24 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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