Our fabulous Summer Garden Party, returned for the sixth year running in June 2019. Guests joined us for an evening of food, wine and live music with Wild Irish. Our charity auction was the highlight of the evening with Jeremy Thornton, of Biddle and Webb, our pro-bono auctioneer. It was a wonderful evening, for guests to meet up with friends and family, joining in with the excitement of the auction, enjoy the music and wine whilst raising money for our cause.
The success of the event was due to a huge team effort – including members of the Calthorpe
Residents Society serving the wine and working tirelessly behind the scenes with our wonderful volunteers and our caterers ‘Food Fanatics’ producing a delicious banquet. We greatly appreciate the dedication of Sue Roberts, our chair of Trustees – without her commitment it would be impossible for this event to be the event that it is.
Local business support
Funds raised from the Garden Party go directly to support the Therapeutic Horticulture Project here at Martineau Gardens and contribute to keeping the Gardens open for free, for the people of Birmingham to visit. We think it’s a terrific opportunity for local businesses to reach out, connect to local residents, support a great cause and hopefully enjoy themselves at the same time.
We are very grateful to Nicholls Brimble Bhol solicitors and Dermoperfection who support the Gardens throughout the year.
Our event sponsors:
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For many of the volunteers who come to garden at Martineau Gardens, gardening isn’t just a hobby, it’s a therapy that provides new ways to deal with their problems. Volunteers garden together – they receive support from a trained staff member and enjoy the benefits of socialising with a supportive group, whilst acquiring new skills in gardening and increasing self-confidence. Therapeutic Horticulture at Martineau Gardens promotes social inclusion, health and well being for all. Our volunteers (some of whom have mental health issues and learning disabilities) look after our two and half acre community garden, creating a beautiful place. The Gardens are open daily (except Sundays and Bank Holidays), free of charge as a place to visit, to relax and unwind in and enjoy its tranquillity. It’s a much loved, welcome green space close to Birmingham city centre. We have over 10k visitors each year, who visit the Gardens, attend our events, hire the Gardens for parties, meetings and community events. Hundreds of school children visit for Educational visits and learn about the natural world. We are a thriving independent charity – we raise all our funds and appreciate the support of donors and local businesses who get involved to support our cause.
Our thanks to all our donors for their support.