Buy Logs and Support Martineau Gardens October 31, 2022

If you visit the Gardens during the winter months, you’re likely to hear a ‘plink’, ‘plink’ sound. This is the sound of wood being  chopped, by hand, by the Garden Volunteer Team. Wood is donated to the Gardens by Tree Surgeons, and then gets chopped up by the volunteers and sold to customers as logs for wood-burning stoves or open fires. Not only is this an important source of income for the Gardens, but it provides plenty of physical exercise for our volunteers!

Due to changes in legislation requiring that logs sold for fires must be below 20% moisture content, we have been galvanised into action over the last year, and thanks to a lot of hard work from volunteers, we now have the capacity to store bags of dry logs for sale to visitors. Our volunteers work hard storing, chopping, testing and bagging up the logs – it’s quite a ‘cottage industry’. The price now is £10 a sac. If you’re making a first purchase, you’ll need to purchase a reusable hessian sacks (£3) – an ideal way way to transport your logs home. The sacks weigh 10kg.

We are very grateful to our log chopping team who continue to keep the supplies up and running and to you, our customers, who choose to support our cause by buying logs from Martineau Gardens.

If you’re making a special trip to purchase logs, we suggest you ring us first to check supplies.

Supporting a good cause: all profits from the sale of logs are ploughed back into the running costs of Martineau Gardens

Chopping Logs, Martineau Gardens