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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 2,800 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
  • Robins, wrens and blackbirds are building nests
  • Woodland areas are blooming with primroses, celandines, and wood anemones
  • The first bluebell flowered on 23 March - more than a month later than last year
  • Cowslips are brightening up the meadows
  • Goldfinches are feeding in the alder trees and around the bird feeders
  • Frogs and toads have laid spawn in the ponds

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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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