As part of our celebrations for our anniversary celebrating twenty years of community gardening here at Martineau Gardens, we were delighted to have a visit from ‘Made in Birmingham TV’ to help us share our good news . Producer and Director Tafadzwa Mushipe accompanied by camera man Ilvas spent a couple of hours, touring the Gardens. Whilst they were here, they spent time with our Garden volunteers, finding out more about Community Gardening.
Tadfas began by rolling up her sleeves, planting out lettuces with Miranda and the Friday Garden Volunteers. All our plants here are propagated organically and hand-reared by volunteers on our Therapeutic Horticulture project.
Then they walked through the Gardens to our wooded wildlife area to see the bee hives. Our volunteer Bee Keeper, John Gale, explained how the bee keepers use the smoker to calm the bees, so that the hives can be examined.
Finally, they interviewed Caroline Hutton, our Director, to find out what’s planned for our Spring Event 20th Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday 14 May.
Watch the Martineau Gardens Spring Event feature in ‘The Lowdown Birmingham’, broadcasting on Friday 12 May at 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Freeview 7, Sky 17 & Virgin 159 or view on-line through the catch up service the next day via this link.