Barnwood Arboretum & Park


Events 2019   

 Dates for your diary:  

We shall be meeting for our next work sessions on:

Saturday March 16th

Saturday April 13th 

(when there will also be a wildflower walk for those who are interested)

We start at 9.30am on the bridge into the Arboretum.

New volunteers are always welcome - children must be accompanied by an adult. Get in touch via our Contact Us page for more details.

      Saturday 4 May Moth event 

Moths will be attracted overnight and released following identification in the morning from 9.30am. The moths are very sleepy and easy to photograph. 

    Saturday 15th June at 9.30am.                  Wildflower walk.


             Saturday 27th July

   Rain or Shine Theatre Co will                          perform:

               As You Like It

  (details on Rain or Shine website)

           Saturday 3rd August 

            Big Butterfly Count

Come and help us identify butterflies in the park and arboretum for 15 minutes and bring your children/grandchildren for some butterfly themed activities. Time to be confirmed.

     RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

We met for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch on January 26th. Have a look at our Birds page for the results.

Frog spawn appeared in the wildlife pond on Saturday 2nd March. For several days frogs have continued to mate and produce more spawn.

 

We are very proud to announce that the park and arboretum have received the 

GREEN FLAG AWARD

for 2018/19

A big thank you to everybody who has helped to achieve this award.


Grazing in the arboretum

The sheep returned to St James's City Farm in December. The grazing regime will start again towards the end of the summer with the arrival of Dexter cattle.

  In the autumn or spring children from Buttons Kindergarten in Barnwood sow native British wildflower seeds in a special flowerbed that has been built on top of an insect hotel in Barnwood Arboretum.   The planting of these wildflowers is part of the “Grow Wild” project in conjunction with the BBC Countryfile team.    Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Grow Wild is an exciting four-year programme that will bring people together to sow UK native wild flowers. Grow Wild believes that together we can transform and bring colour to where we live: turning unloved spaces into wildlife-friendly wild flower havens. 

  Children from Buttons Kindergarten standing in front of the daffodils they planted by the Church Lane entrance to the park.


As well the Green Flag Award, we were extremely proud to be declared a winner of the

 BEES NEEDS AWARD

in 2016 and 2017

This is a new Award that is presented to Green Flag Award or Green Flag Community Award winning parks and green spaces that have made improvements to encourage pollinators. For further information

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