Life flourishes in the Royal Parks, and we want to keep it thriving for decades to come. Help Nature Thrive places the biodiversity and longevity of these vital green spaces at the heart of our work as custodians of the parks.
With 5,000 acres of historic green space across London, we want to ensure that we’re enhancing every possible acre of the landscapes to boost their biodiversity value, as well as how they appeal to visitors. Parks and green spaces have never been more important, particularly in a city like London where access to nature is at a premium. Increasing the amount of natural habitat throughout the parks will benefit wildlife while enriching people's experiences of these beloved green spaces.
Our biodiversity framework sets out our 2030 vision for nature in the Royal Parks. From turning buildings into wildlife-friendly spaces with green roofs and walls, to creating new wetlands and watercourses while delivering citizen science and education projects, we are restoring and enhancing the parks to conserve them for generations to come.
Find out more about the programme and learn about nature in the Royal Parks below:
Far from being an urban wasteland, London is actually one of the UK’s greenest cities. The 5,000 acres that make up the Royal Parks make a huge contribution to the flora and fauna of the city. Find out more.
Around the world, climate change is placing increasing pressure on natural and urban environments. In London, urban parkland will have an increasingly important role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change. Find out more.
Our partnership with players of People’s Postcode Lottery
Since 2017, players of Peoples Postcode Lottery have been helping nature to thrive through our Mission: Invertebrate project, which delivered over 100 habitat creation projects across the eight Royal Parks. Help Nature Thrive sees the start of a new phase in our partnership helping to deliver our vision for nature: restoring our natural habitats, undertaking scientific research and providing up-close opportunities for visitors to discover nature in the parks.