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

Highlights and attractions

  • see the common gorse in flower on the heathland, with several heather (or ling) plants still in bloom
  • look out for our primroses - the first plants flowered on 10 December, three weeks earlier than in the previous season
  • watch goldfinches and greenfinches feeding from alder cones
  • spot blackbirds gorging on holly berries
  • the foxes in the Wildlife Garden have begun their courtship rituals

The Wildlife Garden is open daily from 1 April to 31 October, 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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