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: CANCELLED, We hope these sessions will start up again in Nov. Watch this space!


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 4:30 - 7pm


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?Yes just turn up.

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


Meet:Saturdays from April 2018 11am - 2.00pm - check out dates below


The garden is open every Saturday from 11am - 2pm but the gardening group run by Ruth meets only on the dates listed below.

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 – 2.00pm from May to October. Fully accessible. All welcome. Free.

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.

Here is our programme for the Summer:

7th April – Seed sowing – adopt a seedling!
28th April – Spring tidy; planting out
19th May – Plant swap day?
26th May – Planting out
9th June – Container tidying/planting
23rd June – Successional veg sowing
7th July – Summer tidy
21st July – Vegetable gardening
4th August - Summer tidy
18th August - Harvest
1st September – Seed collecting
15th September – Harvest
29th September – Planting out
6th October – Autumn tidy

Contact:07729 655543

Drop In?Yes just turn up.

Twiglets - for preschool kids and babies

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.