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Barnet Council has launched an interactive community tree portal, a user-friendly platform offering unprecedented access to information about all of the 50,000 plus trees on public land in Barnet. Residents can explore tree details, discover the species, dimensions and age, view photographs and inspection records, read about past works and even submit enquiries. All the major trees in Highlands Gardens are listed.

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Highlands Gardens was held on Tuesday 6th September 2022 at 7.30pm at 18 Abbotts Road, EN5 5DP. The minutes are now available.

A Kentucky coffeetree has been planted near the main gate in Leicester Road to replace the large Turkey Oak which had become dangerous and was removed. We hope to change the sign next to it in due course -- it still says Turkey Oak at the moment.

The friends group has bought two new steel benches for the two hexagonal concrete bases near the pond. This was paid for out of the remaining lottery money. The pump has now switched itself off as the water level is too low. There are plenty of fish in the pond -- they are still happy as the pond is quite deep.

We have discovered that there is a page about Highlands Gardens on a web site run by the London Gardens Trust. It has some historical information that we do not have.

For the record, we have an entry on the GoParksLondon web site, where you can find information about other parks in the area.

About the Gardens

Highlands Gardens is a public garden in Barnet, North London, UK. The main entrance is at the junction of Abbotts Road and Leicester Road, New Barnet. Near postcode EN5 5EB. map. There is another entrance on Prospect Road.

It is open from dawn to dusk every day. The gates are locked at night. It closes at 4.30pm between November and February.

We have turned off the comment facility which we used to have on the home page. We suggest that everyone continues the conversation on Nextdoor (nextdoor.co.uk), where more people will see the messages. The gardens are in the area called New Barnet North. (We used to have a link to Streetlife here. Streetlife has now been taken over by Nextdoor). If you are not local, join us on Facebook.