Why must your garden go?
With the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Garden under threat, the author makes a plea for its preservation.
In a corner of the grounds of London’s Natural History Museum is a wildlife garden. You may not notice it, unless you step outside for a break, and it has to be said that the museum does not draw much attention to this precious asset. But, once you locate the entrance, by a statue of Alfred Russel Wallace, you can spend a happy hour there watching dragonflies and other small life around the remarkably clear pond, bee orchids on a re-created miniature down, and butterflies in the tiny meadow with its rustic gates.