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Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre

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Located in the south east corner of Southampton Common, The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre provides information about Southampton's abundant wildlife and how we manage the city's open spaces to protect and increase biodiversity.

Due to the gardens being a sensitive wildlife environment we only open when staff are on site. We aim to open the garden weekdays between 11am – 3pm and Sundays noon – 4pm if a volunteer is available. However, this is subject to change at short notice.

Aspects of the garden can be viewed from the café terrace.

You can contact the centre by email or telephone 023 8067 1921. Staff are not always available to answer the telephone during the week and not at all at weekends, but if you leave a message we will get back to you as soon as possible.

For information about the café please call 07872 429392.

Images from Southampton City Council.

Opening Hours

Monday11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday11:00 - 15:00
Thursday11:00 - 15:00
Friday11:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

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