If you’re looking for somewhere to bring children during the school half-term holiday this May, then remember to add Martineau Gardens to your list!
Open every day (except Sunday and bank holiday Monday 25 May), from 10am until 4pm, the Gardens are free to enter and offer a warm welcome to all. Martineau Gardens is a place where children can place and get close to nature. If you’ve not visited before, there’s plenty to discover in our organically maintained community garden. Just two and a half acres in size, you can see an orchard, herb beds, vegetable plot, children’s ‘shipwreck’ play area, a formal garden, woodland, ponds, bee hives and a bird hide. We can lend you binoculars and there are wildlife guides on the bookshelves of the visitor room and bird identification charts in the bird hide.
We don’t have a cafe, but our meet and greet volunteers can make you hot and cold drinks (all our drinks are organic) and donations are welcomed. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic and borrow one of our picnic rugs or sit at a picnic bench scattered around the Gardens.
Whilst you’re here, you can see what salads and vegetables are in season; children love to see food growing and if you see something you’d like to buy, then one of volunteers will harvest it for you, or you can pick it yourself – just check with a volunteer first. (www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/visitor-information/plants-produce)
Our next event is the Martineau Gardens’ Storytelling Festival (Saturday 20 June), with the Traditional Arts Team – to find out about our future events, including outdoor theatre, follow this link: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/events
To plan your visit to Martineau Gardens, follow this link: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/visitor-information