Preparing the Beautiful Natural History Museum Evolution Garden

By |2024-04-29T22:21:21+01:00April 29th, 2024|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Geology, Main Page|0 Comments

Whilst in London, team members took the opportunity to check on the progress of the London Natural History Museum’s evolution garden.  The five-acre site around the main entrance is being converted into a series of gardens for visitors.  A significant portion of the land is being developed into an evolution garden.  It will lead visitors through five hundred million years of Earth’s history.

Natural History Museum Evolution garden

Tree ferns have been planted to mimic typical flora of the early Mesozoic. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Evolution Garden at the London Natural History Museum

The garden will tell the story of life on Earth. Visitors walking through the site will be taken on a journey from the Cambrian to recent times. The journey will plot evolution during the Phanerozoic Eon (visible life).  From the Cambrian explosion through to the evolution of terrestrial life and the amazing dinosaurs.  The landscape will gradually fill with plants, trees, reptiles, birds and mammals including placentals such as Homo sapiens.

A new weatherproof cast of the Natural History Museum’s much-loved Diplodocus will feature.  It will take centre stage in a Jurassic garden filled with tree ferns and cycads.

A Diplodocus dinosaur model.

Natural History Museum Diplodocus dinosaur model (Dippy).

The picture (above) shows a Diplodocus model from the Natural History Museum model series. This range is due to be retired.

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To Immerse Yourself in Nature

The plan is to provide a natural space for visitors as well as providing information on our planet’s history.  Raised ponds will be available to permit access for all to pond dipping activities.  There will be several paths and lots of seating.  Visitors can immerse themselves in nature.

Natural History Museum Evolution garden

The huge slate and limestone walls of the garden take visitors on a tour of deep geological time. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We took the opportunity to see how work was progressing on the evolution garden.  The construction workers had planted most of the tree ferns. There was still a lot of work to do such as laying out the paths and getting into place the tactile exhibits.”

Natural History Museum Evolution garden

Work continues on the Natural History Museum Evolution garden. The gardens should be open to the public in the summer (2024). Picture credit; Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Despite the poor weather, the site continues to be transformed.  The gardens are due to be opened in the summer (2024).  By helping to explain changes that have occurred on our planet in the past and how life responded, we can plan for the future.

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