Barracks Lane Community Garden

A beautiful green space at the heart of a growing community

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A variety of different groups meet at the garden on a regular basis and welcome new members. Please contact the groups directly for further information, not the garden. If you can’t see the right group for you, why not start your own? We're always pleased to welcome new group bookings as well as bookings for one off events. Contact the co-ordinator at to discuss your ideas.

Chanting in the Cabin


Meet:Monthly - Fridays 7.30-9.30pm. Dates 2018: Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, April 20, May 25, Jun 29, Jul 27


A mix of easy to follow songs & chants from various Indian traditions, all of which have different flavours - some more tuneful and uplifting and some more deep & grounding. Most have guitar or harmonium accompaniment, and sometimes other instruments show up as well. We also favour the non-pitch perfect experimental approach and spend some of the session just making the sounds that want to be made, with no structure or accompaniment, seeing where it wants to go. We also love to sit and absorb the echo for a while after making sound.

It's a great opportunity to relax, enjoy your voice and make sound without the pressure to get it right or be musically great. There are also many known health benefits and good reasons to do this, and it's also a lovely way to hang out with community.

Donations to good causes. We provide refreshments. No experience needed.

Contact:Josh: 07747 610539

Drop In?Yes just turn up.

Name It

Meet:Saturday evening from 6 - 9pm


Name  It young people’s project:  Meets Saturdays.  For young people 11 – 19 years old.  A chill out space open 6 – 9 pm.  Come along, share your ideas. More details from  Tel: 07763478011.  NOTE:  Not always running over school holidays.  Please check first.

Contact:Tel: 07763478011

Drop In?No please contact the group first.

Saturday social gardening group for joy, health and wellbeing! Starts May 2018


Meet:Every Saturday from May 2018 11am - 2.30pm


NOTE: We have stopped for the winter months but will start again in May 2018. Date to be confirmed shortly.

Saturday social gardening group for joy, health and wellbeing!

Barracks Lane Community Garden in OX4 East Oxford / Cowley

Come and join our friendly drop in gardening group with tasks suitable for all levels of physical mobility in our lovely community garden.
Relax with coffee and papers in the morning in our warm indoor space for those wishing to be rather than do!
The group runs every Saturday 11am – 2.30pm from May to October. Fully accessible. All welcome. Free.
For more information about the garden and directions visit

The group is suitable for all – whatever your experience or physical fitness or mobility. You can just turn up and you are welcome to come for all or just some of the time. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if you are staying for the day. Tea and coffee provided.

Contact:07729 655543

Drop In?Yes just turn up.

Twiglets - start up again on Jan 15th (Monday) 2018

Meet:Mondays 10.30 - 12.30


Twiglets: outdoor group for kids and babies. We are a friendly volunteer-run group who meet every Monday morning 10.30-12.30 to enjoy being outside in the lovely Garden. Parents, grandparents and carers can have a cup of tea and a chat while little ones explore the garden - sandpit, seasonal fruits, willow structures..... We aim to provide a friendly, relaxed way for everyone to spend some time outside! We also have the cabin if it's too soggy to be outside. £3 for first child, additional children £1 (we're run by volunteers, admission goes to hire garden, tea and materials for occasional activities). Find us on Facebook (Group: Twiglets @ Barracks Lane) or contact Martha -

Drop In?Yes just turn up.


Would you like to host your own group at the Garden? Go to the Booking the Garden page for details.

Can’t see the right group for you? Why not start your own! Contact us to discuss your ideas.