Spring Celebration – thank you! May 19, 2023

We had a wonderful, successful event on Saturday, our Spring Celebration 2023. Thank you to everyone who got involved, whether you were helping out or visiting, it was brilliant to see everyone enjoying the gardens in all their spring glory.

Here’s a little round up of some of the fun that was to be had:

Even the weather got behind us, after a chilly beginning, the clouds vanished and the sun shone down on the gardens and all our activities. It was great to see so many visitors enjoying live music from our two incredible bands (thank you to Moseley Village Band and Rigmareel who performed for free), enjoying delicious homemade cakes and barbeque food in the outdoor kitchen and trying their skill at the fete games. Down in the woods, families took part in wildlife activities, even spotting newts whilst pond dipping with our education officer Juliette and lots of our hand-reared plants went home to new gardens!

Community stalls and local creators

Over on the Tai Chi lawn, it was great to have community groups and Creator Makers, sharing their passions, demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. Thank you to all of you : www.thegoblinspocket.com *    www.instagram.com/ronniediggins  * Handmade Creative Crafts by Jane xx * Birmingham Friends of the Earth * ‘South Birmingham Tools for Africa *  Kings Heath Shed * The Compost Connection CIC *The Eden Project * Caroline Percivale Watercolours * Nicholas Sims Portraits * and to The Storytellers Studio for their tales.

Thank you too to the crew from Bournbrook firestation – who brought along the fire engine for everyone to find out more about fire safety.

Thank you

The Spring Celebration is a huge coming together of people donating time, love, cake (and so much more) – between you all, we raised £3,000. Thank you to all our volunteers and supporters for all your help, whether you have been potting up and growing plants, sprucing up the gardens for our visitors, making cakes, stewarding the car park, putting up gazeboes, running the tombola, handing out leaflets, washing up, playing music for us – or digging deep and donating your cash, we really appreciate all your support.

More events at Martineau Gardens in 2023

We’re so pleased to have started our events season with a roll – be sure to keep an eye on what’s planned for the rest of the year here or look out for announcements on social media or our news and events emails (sign up here) – we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Garden Party charity auction event (Sat 1 July). 

The Merry Wives of Windsor Tues 18 July 

 The Ugly Duckling  Sun 23 July

 Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival Sat 22 July – host venue

Autumn Event Sat 9 September