Barnwood Arboretum & Park

Welcome to Barnwood Arboretum,

Nature Reserve & Park

Barnwood Arboretum is a local nature reserve within Barnwood Park and belongs to Gloucester City Council. The arboretum has many mature trees and unimproved grassland, providing habitat for birds, insects and small mammals. The grass is managed by grazing Dexter cattle in the summer and rare breed sheep in the autumn/winter.


The Friends of Barnwood Arboretum are helping to develop and maintain the site and plant new trees as well as creating a wildlife pond.



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The Friends of Barnwood Arboretum are celebrating the completion of a wildlife pond that has been created thanks to grants from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Company  and Gloucester City Council.

Unfortunately the lining of the pond was unsuccessful andhas had to be replaced.  It now has a single piece of liner sandwiched between two layers of protective rubber.     The shape has been altered slightly and now we waiting for the ground to 'firm up' so that plants can be planted.

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

 The Arboretum is open from 7am & closes at 4.30pm October to March and 7pmApril to September.

Barnwood Arboretum location plan 

 You are invited to join the Arboretum Volunteer Team!  Give your time, gain new skills, and make new friends.  

Although gardening experience or plant knowledge is a plus, absolutely none is required.   Volunteers are the great strength of our organization.

See our contact page.


 To join the Friends group send your name, address and e-mail address to
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For some time now, people have been trying to photograph one of our rare residents in the park.  Now John Woodbridge & Nick M.  have been successful on the same day.

More pictures in the picture gallery.

Of late, an Egret and a Heron have been regular visitors.

See our picture gallery.

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