The Museum offers the perfect opportunity for people of all ages to relax and enjoy the quiet natural surroundings of the garden and grounds.
Well into the last century the Museum has always had an beehive observatory. The original beehive locations have long gone but today in the grounds you will find a improved larger observation house. Come and see the bees behind glass as they work in the hive.
The beehive is open from April to October.
The museum pond is a freshwater habitat with a good variety of both native and non-native plants. The water allows many wild animals and insects to complete their life cycle.
Creatures such as frogs, dragonflies and some hoverflies have an aquatic stage and need to spend part of their life underwater. Emerging adult insects often use the pond-side vegetation as they climb out of the water and dry their wings before flying.