Wildlife Garden

The Wildlife Garden reopens on 28 March 2015, until 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

Don't miss our free family Spring Wildlife event on 11 April. More details below.

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


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.

  • Spring Wildlife event
    Spring Wildlife event

    11 April 2015 12:00 - 17:00

    Celebrate spring with activities for all ages at our free event in the Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre.

  • Photography Workshop: Urban Wildlife
    Photography Workshop: Urban Wildlife

    16 May 2015

    Develop your photography skills with this expert-led practical session, held in the Wildlife Garden.

  • Pond Life
    Pond Life

    23 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00,

    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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