Winter work at Martineau Gardens December 17, 2013

Winter tasks at Martineau Gardens

Winter tasks at Martineau Gardens

Volunteering at Martineau Gardens continues over the winter months. It’s a perfect day for gardening today – it might be cold but blue skies, bright sunlight and a fire all make for a good day of volunteering. Not to mention  the sounds of the birds and scuffles of the woodland animals closeby in our wildlife area.  Today the Garden volunteers have been mulching paths, sweeping up the last of the leaves and are about to stop for a well earned teabreak around the fire.  Tree surgeons donate wood to Martineau Gardens, which over the winter months, volunteers chop into logs. The logs are then sold to our customers for wood burning stoves and open fires and profits are ploughed back into the running costs of the charity. Pictured here, Stewart and our Garden volunteers have been sorting out wood that’s suitable for chopping. The pieces that are just too knobbly to work with are creating a welcome warmth on this wintery day.

Don’t forget that Martineau Gardens is open throughout the winter months. Do visit us over winter, for a breath of fresh air, a stomp through the woodland or pick up some preserves and compost.

Opening times over the Festive Period:

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm, except closed Tuesday 24 December and reopen 10am Thursday 2 January.