Barnwood Arboretum & Park

Events 2019   

 Dates for your diary:  

We shall be meeting for work sessions on:

Saturday January 19th

Saturday February 16th

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

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

     RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Join us on Saturday 26th January at 10am for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. Bring a pen and a pair of binoculars and help us to record what birds we see in the park and arboretum. Accompanied children welcome.

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 


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


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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