Barnwood Arboretum & Park

Events 2018   

 Dates for your diary:  

 Our next work morning will be on:

Saturday 24th March

Details nearer the time.

Provisional dates for spring/summer events:

Moth mornings: 

                Saturday 26th May

            andSaturday 18th August  

Big Butterfly Count:

                Saturday 4th August 

This years production by the

 Rain  or Shine

Theatre Company 

will be

Saturday 28th July at 6.30pm

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


for 2017/18

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

 The Wildlife Pond .

was completed in 2016 and we will be looking for frogspawn in the next month.

See the Home page for more information about the pond.

Grazing in the arboretum

The sheep left in December for a field in Hempsted. They did a great job and were very friendly and popular with visitors. All being well Dexter cattle will return at the end of July followed by  more sheep in September.

  Again this year,  Children from the Buttons Kindergarten in Barnwood had a fun afternoon sowing 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


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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