Help us safeguard nature's future

You are invited to make your mark in the Museum like never before.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a lasting impact on the Museum, all in support of urban nature. 

Your donation could help us transform our biologically diverse gardens, inspire the next generation to love and care for urban wildlife or support our scientists in their fight to end biodiversity decline.


to sponsor a square metre of the garden 

We'll be in touch later in the year, as works progress, to ask you to choose the spot you want to sponsor. Once you've chosen you'll receive a special certificate with your name and message.


to engrave a name on the jetty railings

Have your name, or that of a loved one, engraved on brass strips set into the jetty railings in the wildlife garden. The jetty will jut out over the gorgeous pond, which will be a beautiful spot to see wildlife and admire the Waterhouse building.


to engrave a name with a symbol of nature

Have your chosen name engraved next to a wildlife illustration on the brass railings that will run around the lookout platform. You can choose from lots of different species, from a red clover to a peregrine falcon.


to support a tree species

Donation option coming soon.

To register your interest or find out more, email us at


to engrave a name on a long bench

Have your name, or that of a loved one, engraved on a brass plaque alongside others on one of our long timber benches. Each bench offers views across the wildlife garden, through the prehistoric planting of our evolution gardens, or over tranquil meadows towards the Waterhouse building.

Donate any amount

Whatever your contribution, join the urban nature movement today and help protect the wildlife we share our cities with.

Works in the gardens started in autumn 2022 and the gardens will be completed in summer 2024. All designs are subject to change. Please see the Acknowledgement Terms for all engravings.

Got a question about supporting the Urban Nature Project?

Contact our team by email on

Or call 020 7942 5792 (Lines open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm)

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We thank all those who have generously contributed to the Urban Nature Project so far, including:

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