Restore host summer festival ‘In The Garden’ at its Manzil Way Garden and Cafe


Join the team at Restore in their hidden garden oasis on Manzil way for an enchanted summer festival featuring a fantastic local band line-up, gourmet BBQ, storytelling, crafts and more.

In The Garden is the first festival to be held at the charity’s Manzil Way site, showcasing its fantastic gardens and Cafe. On Saturday 1 August this beautiful and intimate space will come alive with a festival harnessing some of the best local music, food, craft and storytelling talent.

The Garden Cafe music stage sponsored by Skittle Alley music will feature an eclectic line up including; Huck and The Xander Band, Balloon Ascents, Bright Works, Family Machine, Julia Meijer and Dave Oakes and Friends there will be something to suit the taste of almost every local music fan

If you’re after something to tickle your tastebuds, local chef, Jack Greenhall from Smoke and Thyme will be serving up a special gourmet BBQ menu on the night.

Between the bands and fantastic food, festival goers will be able to take seat by the willow dome and listen to Jules Procter ‘The Banburyshire Storyteller’ spin tales of the many characters he has met, and the many places he has been. And Neals Yard will also be on hand to providing relaxing massages.

The event will also feature our mindfulness craft tent which will be open for colouring and origami. On top of this the event will feature a body artist, henna tattooists, a garden quiz and as night falls the fire pits will be lit and the marshmallows will be out and ready for toasting.

Hannah Feldman, Community Fundraiser at Restore says “Our gardens, which are tended to by members of our Beehive Recovery Group, are so beautiful, with many wonderful knooks and crannies to explore – you’d never guess you were on the Cowley Road! It’s the perfect space for this enchanting festival. We can’t wait! We have a fantastic line-up, and some really enjoyable activities to promote well-being. And every single penny raised will go directly to supporting people in Oxfordshire to rebuild their lives after mental illness. We hope this will be the first of many!”

Tickets are £7 advance and £9 on the door and are available from now from we got tickets at :

Doors open at 5:30pm with music starting at 6pm, a bar will be open serving all alcoholic drinks at £2.50 and soft drinks at £1, all proceeds from the event will go to Restore’s works supporting people with mental health issues.

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Background Information:


Restore supports people with mental health issues to recover and get work. Mental illness can

be devastating but people can and do recover. A small amount of support at the right time can

empower someone to rebuild their life. Restore helps people stay out of hospital, regain their

confidence and wellbeing, rediscover and develop skills, move on and lead meaningful lives.


Restore runs two main services across Oxfordshire: the recovery service and the coaching service. The recovery service supports people to work in supportive teams running social enterprises. The teams produce plants and crafts to sell, run a café set in beautiful gardens, a vegetable delivery business and a hospital shop and café. The coaching service provides one to one support to help people improve their employability, get and keep work.