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.

Spring in the garden

  • goldcrests, coaltits and long-tailed tits are regularly seen in the garden
  • fungi including earthstar, coral fungus and candle-snuff fungus can still be seen
  • courting moorhens are showing signs of nesting
  • mallards are regular visitors
  • frogspawn was first spotted on 19 March
  • passing herons have been sighted around the ponds
  • woodland flowers in bloom include primrose, celandine, wood anemone and dog’s mercury
  • cowslips are appearing in grassland areas
  • hairy-footed flower bees and buff-tailed bumble bees can be seen on fine sunny days

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Learn more

Discover six-spot burnet moths in the Wildlife Garden and learn about their talent for producing cyanide.

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