We value vegetable and flower growing skills from all cultures
Being able to share positive experiences and gardening knowledge
Creating a space that is fun, safe, inclusive and inspiring
Valuing the community and cultural diversity of Banbury
Aims & Objectives
To create a sociable space where people can connect with food and nature
To showcase a productive urban green space
Educate people how to grow their own food and the benefits of healthy eating
Produce food for people who need it
Enhancing links with other community groups and gardens
The garden is a perfect outdoor venue and resource for the Banbury community, if you have any upcoming events or projects and would like to use this space; suggestions are welcomed. The organisers of Banbury Friendship Festival have asked if they can use the garden for a third year running, it’s been that popular! Our aim is to enable families to discover the garden and enjoy this space through informal child friendly activities.
If you’re interested in meeting the fabulous team of existing volunteers, come along to one of our monthly meet ups at ‘Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn’ on Parsons St. The next one is to be confirmed after lockdown ends.
Our regular Volunteer Gardening sessions which are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month have now started up again, see dates and activities in our schedule below.
Timings of sessions
March – May
11am – 2pm
(check the events page or Facebook link below for further info)
Saturday 16th March – early potatoes, seed sowing; carrots, broad beans, shallots, onions.
Saturday 23rd March – Give or Take ‘Seed Swap’ (RVS Cornhill centre) 11 – 2pm
Saturday 6th April – possible permablitz date (TBC), repairing/replacing raised containers, treat the shed with preservative, spring tidy.
Saturday 20th April – Community event ‘seed sowing’ for families
co-event with ‘The Kids Corner Café’
Saturday 4th May – planting out Dahlias and other various flowers
Saturday 18th May – planting pumpkins, courgette, cucumber, general tidy for Banbury Friendship Festival.
Sunday 19th May – Banbury Friendship Festival ‘bring & share lunch’ and much more.