Barracks Lane Community Garden

A beautiful green space at the heart of a growing community

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News & Events

Regular week and monthly events and courses taking place at the Garden (scroll down for future events).
Join our mailing list and get monthly updates about news & events at the Garden. Email:
Would you like to hold your own event at the Garden? Go to the Booking the Garden page for details.
For directions to the Garden please go to the Visiting the Garden page.

Latest Events

Saturday 7th April 2018

Open Garden - with seed sowing

Open Garden Session 11am2pm

Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the garden.  The sandpit is open for younger visitors. Relaxed gardening for fun and wellbeing on offer throughout the session if you wish to take part (no pressure at all!). Please wear suitable clothes and remember this is a community garden - you are responsible for yourself and any children or venerable adults in your care.  

7th April – Seed sowing – adopt a seedling!

Thursday 12th April 2018

Growing Cut Flowers in the City - A course run by Hilary Squire Flowers

 12th April 2018 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Barracks Lane Community garden   £45 Please note this is a private course run by Hilary and not the garden.  You need to contact Hilary directly.

This workshop is an introduction to growing cut flowers. We will lookat planning the growing area, what to grow, how to have flowers throughout the year and ideas for arrangements.  

Further to last year’s popular workshop we will focus more closely on sowing cut flower seeds. Each participant will take home seeds for her/his garden.

Email to secure a place.

Latest News

Mon 5th March 2018

We have a brand new, really fantastic DEFRA approved and fully certified woodburning stove!

Thank you so much to everyone who gave so generously and supported our stove appeal.  We raised approximately one-third of the cost via community fundraising, one third in grants (from the Community Action Group special grant fund and the local Councillor's ward fund) and we used some of the garden's capital reserves for the remaining third.  

We are now working to raise more funds to replace our capital reserves because we need to keep an amount in the bank for emergencies.   You can see some of the wonderful supportive comments on our JustGiving page and of course, you can still donate:

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