Barnwood Arboretum & Park


Events and News 2019   

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

GREEN FLAG AWARD

for 2019/20

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

Work session dates for autumn 2019:

Saturday August 31st

Saturday October 12th

Saturday October 26th

Saturday November 23rd

Saturday December 14th

All sessions start at 9.30am and we meet on the footbridge into the Arboretum in the middle of Barnwood Park. New volunteers are always welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further details please use the "Contact us" facility.

Big Butterfly Count

On Saturday 3rd August a number of us identified butterflies in the park and arboretum as part of Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count. The results will be posted on the Butterfly page once we have collated them.

This year's froglets are spreading out from the pond so watch out for something jumping near your feet! In a pond dipping session in April we found palmate and smooth newts.

Six sheep arrived on October 8th from St James's City Farm in Gloucester. They will be grazing the Arboretum until around Christmas. If you have any concerns about the welfare of the sheep please contact one of the phone numbers on the banner on the fence.

  In the autumn or spring local children 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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