Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre

Common Lizard

Situated 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.

The Hawthorns grounds/wildlife garden is a sensitive wildlife environment and therefore would only normally be open when staff are on site. Unfortunately at present the grounds are closed to the public due to a major access maintenance issue. This will hopefully be resolved during spring 2023.

The Activity Room is also currently not open at present, however we hope to reopen it soon also. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Aspects of the grounds/wildlife garden can still be viewed from the café terrace.

The Café at the Hawthorns is typically open every day from 9am until around 3:30pm.

You can contact the centre by email: hawthorns@southampton.gov.uk. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the rest of the Hawthorns Centre and grounds soon.