Barracks Lane Community Garden

A beautiful green space at the heart of a growing community

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Groups

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 barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

Chanting in the Cabin

Meet: Monthly - Fridays 7.30-9.30pm

Description:

29th July and then: Sept 23rd / Oct 28th / Nov 25th

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 joshuaknightmusic@yahoo.co.uk

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Steiner Parent and Child Group

Meet: Running on the 3rd and 1st Wednesday of each month. 10am - 12am. Not in August

Description:

A meeting place for parents and carers with young children (0-3 years old) based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. We aim to create a beautiful, natural and safe space including indoor and outdoor playtime, some craft activities for the parents, a shared meal and seasonal songs and stories. For more information please see our Facebook page: Facebook.com/SteinerGroup/Oxford. Please note this group is not run by the garden, please contact the group directly for more information. 

Contact: Sarah: 07507600330.

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Volunteer Gardening and Skill Sharing Group

Meet: We will be in the garden on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.. 11.30am - 4.30pm.

Description:

Would you like to know more about gardening and plant stewardship? Would you enjoy gardening with others and sharing your skills?
The group is led by experienced gardener and horticulturalist Charlotte Attlee who will be sharing her skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. This is part of a larger project called Our Heritage of Common Plants and is linked to a series of events which celebrate the uses of familiar plants in cooking, medicine, folklore and craft.
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 barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk

Drop In? Yes just turn up.

Groups

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.

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