Since 2015, we have been restoring the arboretum which had become overgrown, inaccessible and unsafe for the public to visit. We mobilised hundreds of volunteers from the local community in South Glos and Bristol to learn conservation, heritage and wellbeing skills. We have transformed this previously unloved site into a thriving community woodland that is cherished by everyone who spends time there.
A restored, varied and thriving tree collection available for visitors to learn about and enjoy today and in the future
People’s physical and mental health and overall wellbeing have been improved through nature connection
Varied flora and fauna thrive alongside the trees, providing inspiration and nourishment for the community
Our Wellbeing Programme continues to thrive by supporting adults who are struggling with low self-esteem, social isolation and poor wellbeing: our projects have provided much needed support for people from emerging the pandemic through providing a safe space where they learn nature conversation, heritage and wellbeing skills, alongside others who have shared experiences