Bristol is one of the Greenest City in Britain We are fortunate to have over 400 parks and green spaces We all know and love the big obvious ones Ashton Court Estate , the Downs and Stoke Park.

Our challenge to you in 2023 is to “explore near me” and find some of the less obvious ones, They range in size from a handkerchief of grass to many acres, but many are hidden in plain sight

Fortunately Bristol Tree Forum and Bristol Parks forum have some useful tools to help you find these hidden gems and connect with the local volunteers who look after them,

The Bristol Tree Forum runs the Trees of Bristol website which has many tools to explore Bristol and its tree population. One of these tools allows us to look at Bristol’s postcodes

For example Brislington’s parent postcode BS4 has 89 greenspace sites managed by the Bristol Parks Department

from here you can click through to a subsite and find out more about it including:

  1. the trees listed for the site
  2. links to the local park / friends of group and the BCC webpage for the site
  3. the iNaturalist wildlife recordings for the site

you can find all the sites in your postcode look up your postcode here

and here’s  more guidance on using the tools to find out more about specific sites

find more info about our  Bristols postcode Based Wildlife Groups at the moment we have 15 groups covering 16 postcodes  each of which also has an accompanying INaturalist project showing the wildlife recorded in that area

to find out more about iNaturalist see our guide

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