Barnwood Arboretum & Park


Events 2018   

 Dates for your diary:  

We shall be meeting for work sessions on:

Saturday September 29th

Saturday October 27th

Saturday November 24th

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

New volunteers are always welcome - children must be accompanied by an adult.


The wildlife pond has been teeming with life this year. Frogs have visited and laid their frogspawn and many have turned into little frogs. 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.

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 Dexter cattle have departed for this year and 6 sheep from St James's City Farm arrived on October 16th.

  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. 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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