Woolly Pockets in the biodiversity and butterfly explorers garden. Natural History Museum London.

butterfly garden

garden butterfly

butterfly plants

butterflies

butterfly cakes

Currently on show at the Natural History Musuem in London is the Butterfly Explorers garden.  A great place to take the children and let them see some truly beautiful butterflies and learn about the importance of biodiversity.

There are a few Woolly Pockets hanging in the outdoor garden providing examples of butterfly habitat (Nasturtiums  – soon to be in flower).

The garden is a magical oasis for children with the design heavily focussed on providing delight for those under a metre – which is great for any parent. Of course the adults love it too.

My favourite part of the design was the repetitious use of  the birch tree trunk in the outside garden. The children’s favourite design feature was the cake with the REAL butterflies in the indoor garden.

The garden design is by Fern Alder, SpaceFX  http://www.spacefx.net/