Barton Meadows

Tree Planting in Hampshire at Barton Meadows

Barton Meadows Nature Reserve is in the heart of Winchester and consists of two large meadows and surrounded by areas of rough grassland, hedgerow and trees.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Barton Meadows Nature Reserve was created during the planning process as part of the Kings Barton housing development and represents a significant achievement for the Wildlife Trusts. We are creating new habitats for wildlife displaced by the development and a quiet recreation space for local people. Extensive arable land has been converted into wildflower meadows with formerly widespread species such as birdsfoot trefoil, meadow buttercup, oxeye daisy and knapweed starting to establish.

Skylarks, yellowhammers and linnets can be seen across the reserve, as well as butterflies such as marbled white. The reserve now provides a good habitat for pollinating insects as well as feeding and nesting habitats for birds.

A circular path around the reserve, and a series of locally-produced benches, offer excellent views across the rolling landscape.

The trees planted along the footpath are currently in protective shelters. Over the years they'll soon outgrow the shelters and their trunks will become strong enough to resist nibbles from the local rabbits and voles.

Photo Gallery

  • Barton Meadows Nature Reserve  -  Hampshire  -  Entrance
  • Barton Meadows Nature Reserve  -  Hampshire  -  Footpath With Trees Shelters
  • Barton Meadows Nature Reserve  -  Hampshire  -  Trees In Protective Shelters
  • Barton Meadows Nature Reserve  -  Hampshire  -  Trees In Shelters

Tree Species at Barton Meadows

Since 2019 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 1000 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Courtenay Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 7ER

Map



External links

https://www.hiwwt.org.uk/nature-reserves/barton-meadows-nature-reserve

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Hampshire and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Hampshire or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.