Wildlife Garden

The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April - 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

Escape the city and wander through the tranquil habitats of the Wildlife Garden, including woodland, meadow, pond and more. Make it part of your Museum visit. 
See the different habitats on the Wildlife Garden map

The garden is a haven for 1000s of British plants and animals and demonstrates wildlife conservation in the inner city. Over 2,000 species have been identified in the Wildlife Garden since it opened in 1995.
Discover some of the garden species in our slideshow
Find out more about our British habitats

What's new in the garden

Primroses

As the Wildlife Garden opens for spring,  wild flowers are coming into bloom including wood anemone, wild daffodil, primroses, sweet violet and blackthorn. 

On sunny days several early-flying bees have been sighted, including buff-tailed bumblebees, Bombus terrestris, tawny mining bees, Andrena fulva, honey bees, Apis melifera, and male Hairy footed flower bees, Anthophora plumipes, patrolling the primroses in search of females.

  • Pond Life
    Pond Life

    24 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    14 June 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    12 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    22 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    9 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    12 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00

    Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.

  • Young Wildlife Photographers:  Smartphone Workshop
    Young Wildlife Photographers: Smartphone Workshop

    26 May 2015

    Get creative - take photographs with your smartphone or tablet in the Museum's Wildlife Garden.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Blue finch
Follow the Wildlife Garden blog

From blue tits and ducks to daffodils and bees, explore London wildlife through the seasons in the Wildlife Garden blog.

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