Barnet Memorial Woodland
The Barnet Memorial Woodland is a space for all Barnet residents and visitors to reflect and cherish memories of those we have lost.
The woodland is an inclusive space, open freely to everyone, all-year round.
How to get there
The Barnet Memorial Woodland is located in Mill Hill Park, Flower Lane extension. In a central area of the borough, it can be accessed easily by public transport.
Mill Hill Park (Flower Lane Extension) can also be accessed via public transport on bus routes: 113, 221 or 240 or via Mill Hill Station (an approximate 15m walk).
There is a car park within Mill Hill Park (Wise Lane and Daws Lane), which is approximately a 10 minute walk away.
About the Barnet Memorial Woodland
In partnership with the local community, Barnet Council has created this woodland as a living memorial space where people can reflect and connect with nature.
Spending time in nature provides mental health benefits and keeps us emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy.
Losing a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. Grief is a natural response to losing someone you care about. Everyone’s experiences of grief are different, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. While it is painful, grief provides an opportunity to reflect on what matters most to us.
Creation of the woodland
Local schools and residents were involved in the tree planting of the woodland, during which 500 trees were planted over a three-day period.
A dedicated bench was commissioned and installed as a space for visitors to sit and reflect. It was designed and developed residents in Barnet who contributed quotes and ideas, and also provides details of the tree species and biodiversity of the woodland.
The Barnet Memorial Woodland has formally opened in 2022, the year of the Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee during which The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) tree planting initiative to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Biodiversity and sustainability
Woodland offers home to a wealth of wildlife, from shade-loving plants and fungi, to nesting birds, small mammals and rare insects.
A two year management plan will ensure the site remains a clean, safe space for all to visit.