Coronavirus Statement April 1, 2020

Updated 28 July 2021

A message from our Trustees:

Visiting the Gardens in Summer  – an update

Martineau Gardens continues to be open for both public visits Mondays – Saturdays*, from 10am until 4pm, (excluding bank holidays) and we continue to be free to visit (except on special events days) and your donations are always welcomed. Now we have passed 19 July, the date on which restrictions were lifted, we ask all our visitors to be respectful of other people’s space here at Martineau Gardens and those observing social distancing. Unless you have hired the Pavilion, our public buildings and glasshouses will continue to be closed to the public (our toilets are open). Be reassured that Martineau Gardens will comply with any covid-secure measures that remain in place.

Busy September – a few changes ahead

Sat 11 September – Garden Party 3pm – 7pm 

Sat 18 September – Cricket only car park (all day)

Sun 19 September – Autumn Event

September 2021 is busy here at Martineau Gardens, we have lots going on which we hope you’ll enjoy. It also means a few changes to our opening hours, access to the car park and for special events, admission charges apply. Click on the links above to visit the event web pages.

Plan your visit

To plan your visit to Martineau Gardens, please read this page so you know what to expect and are prepared and please check this statement regularly for updates. 

We are buoyed up by the support we have received from our Friends, Charitable Trusts and visitors who have continued to donate over this difficult period. Please consider becoming a Friend of Martineau Gardens to support the work that we do and help to keep Martineau Gardens open for free. Did you know that you can donate when you visit – whilst cash is welcomed, we do have QR code enabled online giving and a card machine for cashfree donations.

*We have extended our opening hours for visits to include Saturdaysfrom 31 July 21). To stay in touch with latest developments sign up to our  e-news here   and follow us on facebook or twitter.

Contact details: Telephone: 0121 440 7430. If the office is not staffed please leave a message.  You can also email us via [email protected] but please bear with us, since the response back will take longer than usual.

Useful links:

How do I become a Friend of Martineau Gardens – join here 

Visiting Martineau Gardens in Summer 2021 – what to expect 


Can i book the Gardens for my celebration? 

From 19 July you will be able to hire the Pavilion as well as the Gardens. We are now limiting party size to 50 people or less (adults and children). If you wish to have a celebration for a greater number of people, please call to discuss your plans with a member of staff. For all private events such as these, we recommend that you visit before making a booking if you are not familiar with the Gardens. 

Find out more here.