Barnwood Park and Arboretum were once part of the grounds of Barnwood House, a private hospital which closed in the 1960. The house became a private dwelling and Gloucester City Council acquired part of the grounds to create Barnwood Park.
After demolition of the house in 2001, Barnwood Arboretum was given to Gloucester City Council and designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.
Who looks after Barnwood Arboretum?
Friends of Barnwood
The arboretum is managed in partnership with the Friends of Barnwood Arboretum whose efforts and enthusiasm have seen the site awarded a Green Flag Award several years running.
Regular work parties, mainly at weekends, help with the management of Barnwood Arboretum.
Countryside Unit - Robinswood Hill Country Park Reservoir Road Gloucester, GL4 6SX Tel: 01452 303 206