Booking the Garden

The Garden is a unique and special venue that is available for private events including parties, celebrations, courses, workshops, play groups, training days and demonstrations. Some of these are one-off and others are regular bookings. When you book the Garden you have use of all the facilities including the large octagonal cabin, with a wood burning stove, which seats forty, a bonfire and barbeque area, a covered area with a basic kitchen, table and chairs, a wood fired bread oven, cob oven and tandoor oven, and sandpit. The Garden is fully accessible if you are using a wheelchair or have limited mobility and safe if you have small children. There is a fully accessible composting toilet. Because the Garden is run by volunteers and there is no caretaker or staff, each person using the Garden has to take responsibility for it. Please read the ‘Guide to booking and using the garden‘ which need to be understood and agreed to when making a booking. In particular there is a strict policy of no alcohol or drugs.

Steps to Booking the Garden


Barracks Lane Community Garden is a small charity run by the community for the community. Donations for the use of the Garden are vital to its survival.


We ask people to make a minimum donation of £12.50 per hour for private use of the Garden and more if possible. There are some extra costs if you want to use logs, firewood, gas or electricity. More details about these donations are in the Guide to booking and using the garden.