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“Fascinating and unexpected history here.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barnwood Arboretum & Park

Ranked #23 of 70 things to do in Gloucester
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gloucester
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fascinating and unexpected history here.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Barnwood Arboretum is a beautifully kept small park, with some fine specimen trees. But it is its history which adds another dimension. Originally it was part of the grounds of an enormous private psychiatric hospital, largely Victorian. The buildings are now demolished but the vigilant will spot low walls and walks from the gardens.
The patients were from well off families and were very well looked after. The Rules for their treatment by staff show respect and compassion. These rules may be seen in Gloucester Archives.
Many of the impressive trees were brought here from abroad by the families of the patients.

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I often visit this park with my two children to feed the ducks. They love visiting the lake and standing on the bridge to watch the birds. There is lots of areas to sit in the shade on sunny days and have a picnic and lots of squirrels about to feed. We are lucky to live so close to this beautiful park.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The What??????”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Used to be called Barnwood Park - small stream running through and an old Chapel now full of rather threatening body builders. Has recently become no alcohol zone which is good as it neighbour is a notorious housing estate.

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