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Barracks Lane Community Garden Project
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Barracks Lane Community Garden is a community-run green space off the Cowley Road in Cowley/East Oxford. The space the garden now inhabits has been transformed by local effort from a toxic waste-filled old garage site into a beautiful garden open to all to visit and enjoy...
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Greening Brownfield Community Garden
Tower Hamlets, London, England
Greening Brownfield is a community garden and food growing co-op designed and built by residents of Erno Goldfinger's Brownfield Estate in London...
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King Henry's Walk Garden
Islington, London, England
A multi award winning community garden on the borders of Islington and Hackney. Growing plots for rent to local residents, popular seasonal events, and a busy educational programme...
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New Leaf
Southwark, London, England
New Leaf does community gardening with young people from the South London area. We are transforming the strip of land by West Dulwich railway station, where we are planting a 'pocket' Botanical Garden...
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Barracks Lane Community Garden Project

Description

Barracks Lane Community Garden is a community-run green space off the Cowley Road in Cowley/East Oxford. The space the garden now inhabits has been transformed by local effort from a toxic waste-filled old garage site into a beautiful garden open to all to visit and enjoy. The garden is open to the community to drop-in during weekends (11am-5pm, March to October). It regularly holds community events and workshops, including seed and plant swaps, a harvest festival, and our annual bonfire night celebration. The garden can also be booked for private use for a range of events, from children’s parties and meetings, to yoga and craft workshops.

The garden has a range of facilities including a meeting space (a lovely wooden cabin with wood fired stove), tandoor and cob ovens, a green roof, solar pv, a wildlife hotel and pond, and a wheelchair accessible compost toilet. The garden is a registered charity managed and run by the local community.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 236 088
Email: mail@barrackslanegarden.org.uk
Web: www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk

Location

Barracks Lane, off Cumberland Road,
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 2AP
United Kingdom

Key Words

community, garden, environment, permaculture, family, volunteer, education, workshops, meeting space

Memberships & Accreditations

Community Action Groups www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk/
National Society of Allotments & Leisure Gardeners www.nsalg.org.uk

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 11:12
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 11:12

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Greening Brownfield Community Garden

Description

Greening Brownfield is a community garden and food growing co-op designed and built by residents of Erno Goldfinger's Brownfield Estate in London.

Located on a formerly disused, overgrown tennis court, we use reclaimed and rehomed materials for our raised beds, benches and children's area.

We're encouraging wildlife with our beehives and improvised pond and are about to acquire some rescued battery hens.

Location

Andrew Street, Poplar,
London E14 0SW
United Kingdom

Key Words

community garden, permaculture, bees, chickens

Memberships & Accreditations

Member of Royal Horticultural Society
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 09:22
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 09:22

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King Henry's Walk Garden

Description

A multi-award-winning community garden on the borders of Islington and Hackney. Growing plots for rent to local residents, popular seasonal events, and a busy educational programme.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7923 9035
Email: info@khwgarden.org.uk
Web: www.khwgarden.org.uk

Location

11c King Henry's Walk,
London N1 4NX
United Kingdom

Key Words

Community garden

Memberships & Accreditations

Member of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 09:15
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 09:15

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New Leaf

Description

New Leaf does community gardening with young people from the South London area. We are transforming the strip of land by West Dulwich railway station, where we are planting a 'pocket' Botanical Garden.

New Leaf's client-base are usually referrals from Southwark Council (with whom we have strong links), often those classed as NEETS who express an interest in pursuing a career in horticulture or construction. Our founder (ex-botanist) Vinnie acts as a mentor - this scheme has so far had much success producing gardeners, construction workers and perhaps anomalously an accountant.

We have just launched a pilot scheme of accredited courses which has received positive feedback from its participants.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7740 954 942
Email: info@new-leaf.org.uk
Web: www.new-leaf.org.uk

Location

The New Leaf Shop,
134 Thurlow Park Road, West Dulwich,
London SE21 8HN
United Kingdom

Key Words

community gardening, young people, accredited courses, West Dulwich, horticulture, botanical

Memberships & Accreditations

Vinnie O'Connell (Founder) is a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
New Leaf's training courses are AQA accredited.

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 10:40
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 10:40

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