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

Thursday 21st June 2018

Nielsen and Marks and Spencer Community Volunteer Day

Drop by between 10.30 and 3.30 to join the wonderful folk from Nielsen and Marks and Spencer as part of their Global Impact Day!  Wear Old Clothes and get stuck in or just drop by to say hello and cheer them on.   Last year we dug out the pond which is now bubbling with life!

Thursday 21st June 2018

Workshop - “ Grow Cut Flowers in the City”

Celebrating British Flowers Week

“ Grow Cut Flowers in the City” at Barracks Lane Community Garden

6-8pm £40

This event is run by Hilary Squire Flowers and not the garden ... see below for contact details.

For more details and to secure a place



Saturday 23rd June 2018

Open Garden - Successional vegetable sowing


Open Garden Session 11am2pm Hosted by gardener Ruth and Lili

Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the garden. Tea, coffee and newspapers available in the cabin. 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.  

26th May – Planting out and gardening group


Latest News

Mon 11th June 2018


Wanted to say thanks to our brilliant caretaker Roger. Just done our data crunching and we have had over 6,500 visits to the garden in the last 12 months. That means a lot of behind the scenes work to keep everything going, a lot of rolls of loo paper, a lot of cleaning, a lot of all those things that don't get noticed - except when they don't get done. Thanks so much Roger - it couldn't happen without you!

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