The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April to 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.
You can visit at other times by appointment. Contact the Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) information desk on +44 (0)20 7942 5011 to arrange this.
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
The Wildlife Garden team are busy coppicing, pollarding and pruning in woodland areas. Around the garden there are very early signs of new year growth. Bluebell leaves are poking up through the leaf litter, hazel catkins are sprouting in hedge rows, and blackbirds are finishing off the holly berries. Our first primrose in flower was found on the 2 January.