March 2018 update

In 2018, Martineau Gardens is creating a beautiful new Courtyard Garden, thanks to the support from Jo Malone London. Work is taking place now, and the new area will be opened in June. As you know, volunteering is at the centre of how we work at Martineau Gardens. So we were delighted when staff from Jo Malone London came from across the country to join our garden volunteers for a day of gardening last month, for the first of their monthly volunteer sessions. Nearly all the hard landscaping has been completed, and we are beginning to plant. Our hardworking team of gardeners worked together to plant a 25 foot hedgerow, running parallel to the children’s shipwreck play area, with a mixed range including field maple, holly, hawthorn, hornbeam and alder, in time this hedgerow will become beneficial for the wildlife, with nectar-rich blossom in spring, a larder of berries in autumn and plenty of opportunity for mammals and birds to forage and nest. Pictured right, the garden volunteers have been learning how to lay turf and working around the snow, the Shipwreck play area was finished on Monday, pictured top and left.

Martineau Gardens appreciates the support we have received from Jo Malone London. For information about Jo Malone London’s work supporting mental health, visit: www.jomalone.co.uk/charity-gardens