Apple pressing, seasonal produce, children’s wildlife activities and live music from local bands are some of the treats in store for visitors to Martineau Gardens’ annual Autumn Event on Sunday 24 September 2017 from 11am – 3pm. Our family friendly ‘green’ fete will celebrate the Autumn harvest and provide an afternoon of family fun.
Enjoy live performances from local musicians – we’re delighted to announce that Carlo Mahalo and the G-Strings ukulele band will be performing. More bands will be announced nearer the date.
Apples from the Martineau Gardens’ orchard (grapes too if they are ripe) will be pressed during the event with a traditional wooden press, to produce delicious juice for you to taste.
Cakes and Honey
The Garden’s seasonal harvest will be for sale including home-made jams, freshly-cut vegetables and honey made by local bees! There will be delicious home-made cakes, salads and sandwiches and other refreshments on sale inspired by the garden harvest.
Fun for children
The Gardens are an oasis for wildlife and a place for children to get close to nature. Activities to be announced. The Shipwreck play area is a popular spot for picnicking and play.
Local community groups will be running stalls
Gardening, Plants and Produce
Gardeners will enjoy the opportunity to stock up on Martineau Gardens autumn plants, compost and there will be expert gardeners on hand to deal with any gardening queries. There’s a garden workshop planned.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics, but there will be delicious home-made cakes, salads and sandwiches and other refreshments on sale in the Pavilion.
The Gardens, though only two miles from Birmingham city centre are a green oasis that is teeming with wildlife. There’s plenty to enjoy, including woodland, glass houses, formal gardens, an orchard, vegetable plots, wildflower meadows and a ‘Shipwreck’ children’s play area.
Martineau Gardens are open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm and are free entry except on Event Days. Admission fee for the Autumn Event is £3, concessions £1, families £6 and free to Friends.
Come and support your local community garden!
To find out more about becoming a Friend, click here.
Travelling to the Autumn Event:
Parking on site for this event, is reserved for disabled parking. Additional parking for this event will be announced.
We recommend that you consider the green option and travel by public transport to the event. Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63, X64 ; Pershore Road: 45, 47 . To plan your journey by public transport, visit www.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.