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The Insect Garden at Stratford Cross is a haven for insects to live, eat and thrive.
The Insect Garden at Stratford Cross is a haven for insects to live, eat and thrive.

Bringing the wonders of insect science to Stratford Cross

Our Insect Garden at Stratford Cross provides a haven for all kinds of insects to thrive and is a great place to find out more about the small creatures that run the natural world. Find out how you can encourage insects in your own garden, allotment, balcony or window box and go on an interactive Bug Hunt with Lloyd of the Flies and his friends.

Opening times

The garden is open and accessible throughout the year from end of July 2024.. 

Admission FREE

Getting here

Endeavour Square,

London, E20 1JN

About the garden

Do you know your butterflies from your moths? Your hoverflies from your wasps?

The RES Insect Garden is your chance to get up close and personal with loads of incredible creatures that help sustain all life on our planet.

Lloyd of the Flies RED badge - Lloyd in the RES spotlight logo

Join the bug hunt

Can you help Lloyd of the Flies find his friends? Follow the trail that leads to the luxury bug hotel in the Insect Garden at Stratford Cross and learn fascinating facts about insects along the way! 

Download the FREE AppEnter Trail Location: 1833

Visit the garden

The Insect Garden at Stratford Cross is free to access and open every day. You’ll find it on Endeavour Square and it is accessible for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. It’s the latest addition to the insect-friendly spaces at East London’s fastest growing multi-use development.  

Child looking into a microscope at the RES Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Hummingbird Hawk-moth by Marc Brouwer

Stay in touch

We have three e-newsletters – one for supporters, one for educators and one for those generally interested in insect science.

Subscribe to one or all of these and we will keep you in the know of all the ins and outs of the Royal Entomological Society. 

With thanks to…

Thank you to everyone who has helped create the RES Insect Garden at Stratford Cross.  

@royentsoc #RESGarden

The Royal Entomological Society is a non-profit organisation and relies on publishing, membership and donations to pursue its support of scientific, educational, ecological and entomological causes.
The RES garden’s new home is in central London with a new education program providing a long-term opportunity for insect study as part of our planned UK network of gardens. The garden will show how remarkable and valuable insects are with visible insect science taking place in the unique – insect eye inspired – outdoor laboratory.
Much like the diversity of insects, there are many ways to support us and our work. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, makes a huge impact and enables us to continue to enrich the world with insect science.

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