Barnwood Arboretum & Park


Events 2018   

 Dates for your diary:  

 We do not have any work mornings planned in the near future. Most of the work is done in the autumn, winter and early spring. However, we do have several events planned to look at some of the wildlife in Barnwood Park.

     Our summer events include:

                 Moth mornings: 

              Saturday 26th May

          and Saturday 25th August                (changed from 18th August) 

                Big Butterfly Count:

                Saturday 4th August 

We are also looking forward to this years production by the

 Rain  or Shine

Theatre Company 


Saturday 28th July at 6.30pm

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

GREEN FLAG AWARD

for 2017/18

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


The wildlife pond is already teeming with life this year. Frogs have visited and laid their frogspawn and these have turned into tadpoles. Have a look over the fence from the chippings path. The barley straw, kept afloat by milk bottles, has given rise to many questions! Yes, we have put it there deliberately to help reduce the possibility of blanket weed.

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.


  In the autumn children from Buttons Kindergarten in Barnwood sowed 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. The plants are doing well and should flower soon.

  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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