Jarn Mound was laid-out in the late 1920s and early 1930s by famed local archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans. It consists of an artificial mound, 15 metres high, which was originally constructed to enable breathtaking views over to the city of Oxford in one direction, and the Vale of the White Horse in the other. Significant tree growth in the intervening decades has obscured much of these views, yet the structure remains impressive, and the steps to the top are still in place. Around this main feature are wild gardens, including rare plants and shrubs and many stone steps, benches and rockeries.
Abingdon Green Gym assist with the general maintenance tasks on this site including cutting back and stacking scrub, working under the direction of the Oxford Preservation Trust.
The meeting point is in Orchard lane, just outside garden entrance.
View the site location on the Abingdon Green Gym work sites map HERE