Welcome to this very special little pocket of historic, unenclosed Common land. Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common nestles in an urban setting, close to one of the most largely populated cities on our planet. Its varied habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, meadows, secondary woodland, reed-beds, and rough grassland with heath. It is understandably designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI).
We welcome individuals, community groups, formal and informal educators, scientists, ecologists, local government and anyone interested in helping us in our stewardship of Barnes Common. In this way, we work together to protect and enhance this unique space for local residents, visitors, and for the enjoyment of future generations. If you would like to know more or have stories to share, please get in touch.
Common of the Year 2016
RHS and London in Bloom 'It's Your Neighbourhood' - Outstanding 2016