Barnwood Arboretum & Park

Welcome to website of the Friends of Barnwood Park and Arboretum

Barnwood Arboretum is a Local Nature Reserve within Barnwood Park and belongs to Gloucester City Council (tel. Gloucester 396396). The park and arboretum have many mature trees and in the arboretum the unimproved grassland provides habitat for birds, insects and small mammals. The arboretum is grazed by Dexter cattle in the summer and sheep in the autumn/winter.


The Friends of Barnwood Arboretum work with Gloucester City Council to develop and maintain the site and organise events to bring people closer to nature. 

If you want to hold an event in Barnwood Park you will need to obtain permission from Gloucester City Council. Before planning your event please email:


 Have a look at our Events/News page

The Friends of Barnwood Arboretum created a wildlife pond  thanks to grants from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Company and Gloucester City Council.

Kingfisher by the brook.

To see more photos of kingfishers look in our picture gallery.

The Arboretum & Park are situated on Church Lane, Barnwood, Gloucester. GL4 3JB

 The Arboretum closes at 4.30pm October to March and 7pm April to September. The Park and Balancing Pond are open 24/7.

Barnwood Arboretum location plan 

 You are invited to join the Friends of Barnwood Arboretum - details below and on our contact page. Give your time, gain new skills, and make new friends.  

Although experience of conservation work, gardening or knowledge of wildlife is a plus, absolutely none is required.   


 To join the Friends group send your name, address, email address and telephone number to
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