Photo Credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

In December 2021, we awarded a grant of £1.5million to support the Natural History Museum’s (NHM) ‘Urban Nature Project’. We are pleased to report that work has now begun on transforming their garden site, due to open in Autumn 2023, into a free-to-visit five-acre green space.

Last week, the team at the NHM started to move existing pond flora and fauna to temporary homes for the winter, allowing them to thrive when replaced in new ponds after construction work has been completed. Tom McCarter, Head of NHM Gardens (pictured above) said “The Urban Nature Project will allow visitors to explore the Museum in a new way, reconnecting them with the outdoors and giving them the tools to safeguard nature in towns and cities, so that people and planet can thrive. This week marks an exciting new chapter for our gardens, redeveloping an outdoor space that has been in South Kensington for more than 130 years”.

More information about this partnership with NHM can be found here and further information about work starting in the gardens can be read here(please note this is an external link to the NHM’s website of which Kusuma Trust has no control over the content).