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. To arrange a visit please call 020 7942 5000, ask at the main information desk or email wildlifegarden@nhm.ac.uk.

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

Winter in the garden

  • goldcrests, coaltits and long-tailed tits are regularly seen in the garden
  • redwing are visiting daily to feed on holly berries
  • fungi including earthstar, coral fungus and candle-snuff fungus can be seen
  • robins, wrens and blackbirds are easy to spot
  • frogs, toads and newts are occasionally disturbed when raking the last of the fallen plane leaves
  • remaining autumn berries include spindle and mistletoe
  • early signs of spring are all around us with bulbs pushing through the leaf litter
  • hazel catkins dangle from bare branches

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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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