Barnwood Park and Arboretum


About Us

The Friends of Barnwood Park and Arboretum

The Friends of Barnwood Park and Arboretum is a group of local residents who are passionate about the area where we live. We work in partnership with Gloucester City Council on the management and development of Barnwood Park and Arboretum.

As a voluntary group we are able to apply for grants for specific projects. Several years ago we started looking for funding to create a wildlife pond. Gloucestershire Environmental Trust awarded us a substantial sum to cover the cost of creating a pond in 2013. The pond was completed in 2014 but developed a leak so was repaired/reprofiled in 2016.  

We hold about 10/11 work mornings a year to plant and maintain new trees/hedges, coppice willows, erect fences, clear brambles/weeds, plant bulbs and wildflowers, lay chippings on paths and put up bird and bat boxes.

Work mornings are usually on a Saturday but we do organise some mid-week sessions.

We also hold family events such as the Big Garden Birdwatch, the Big Butterfly Count and Moth Mornings that are of interest to people not able to take a more physically active part.

Planting Trees

New 'Friends' are always welcome.

Please use "Contact Us" or email gl4arboretum@aol.com if you would like to volunteer with the Friends Group. 

There is no charge to join the Friends Group but, to keep costs down, we prefer to keep in touch by email wherever possible.

Working on the flower bed

Laying chippings on the path

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