Urban Oasis Week | 15 - 20 July

urban oasis week

Monday 15 July - Saturday 20 July 2019


Join us for a week of activities in Britain's oldest botanic garden.
No need to book, just turn up and join in!


Art in the Garden – drop-in session

12pm - 3pm | Monday 15 July

Create a beautiful, impressionistic artwork in response to the Garden’s colourful borders and plantings. No experience necessary! All materials supplied. Standard entry. Suggested donation of £3 on the day.

A Garden of inspiration - guided tour 

2pm - 3pm | Tuesday 16 July

Find out a little about the history of the oldest botanic garden in the UK plus hear how the Garden has inspired writers and artists through the years. Standard entry. Suggested donation of £3 on the day. Meet at the main arch after entry to the Garden.

Using your senses – under fives activity 

10am - 12pm | Wednesday 17 July

Use your senses to explore the Garden. Smell lovely flowers, listen for bird song, find a rainbow of petals and do some taste-testing to find your favourite fruit! Includes craft and gardening activities and stories. Standard entry. Suggested donation £2 per child.

Read: Reflect: Refresh – poetry in the Garden

12pm - 3pm | Friday 19 July

Relax with your picnic lunch and immerse yourself in a world of poetry created in response to gardens and nature. Standard entry.

Urban Oasis Picnic Afternoon

1pm - 4pm | Saturday 20 July

Discover the UK’s oldest botanic garden on an afternoon filled thoughtful and restful activities. Pif-Paf Theatre return to the Garden with their Bee Cart and can be found buzzing around the Garden with their performance. Listen to live music from Oxford musicians Melissa Holding and Jon Fletcher. Find the ‘peace zone’ from Inner Space Oxford for quiet reflection and unwind with craft and gardening activities for families and visitors. Bring a picnic or feast on yummy food from local producers. Plus, shop at our selection of home-grown stalls selling plants, soaps, conserves and more. Free with standard entry.

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