Make us a Christmas cuppa!  December 8, 2023

Donate to the garden to buy us a cup of tea this Christmas!

Martineau Gardens runs on tea – whether it’s for our volunteers, visitors or staff, there’s usually someone making a brew! Help us out by donating to the garden this Christmas.

We’ve done a bit of back of the tea bag maths and worked out that we make approximately 34,000 cups of tea a year – that’s over 100 cups of tea every day we’re open, or one cup every 3 minutes! 

Help keep us in tea bags (and milk and sugar) by donating to the gardens this Christmas. Just £3 will help keep us hydrated – and of course we welcome larger donations if you’re feeling generous and want to help us stay stocked up on biscuits too! 

Head over to our Just Giving page to donate and help fuel us all through the Winter! You can also pop down to the gardens to see us and make a donation in person. Anything you can afford is greatly appreciated – our visitors and volunteers are what really keep us going! 

Great gift ideas 

There are other ways to celebrate the season with Martineau as well – we have lots of ideas for amazing presents for the gardeners, wanna-beekeepers and anyone who appreciates something individual and handcrafted with love.  

Give the gift of gardening 

Our Therapeutic lead and Head Gardener Matt is on hand to give out great gardening advice to your horticulturally minded friends and family. Find out more here

Beekeeping courses 

If you or anyone you know has ever wanted to learn more about beekeeping and honey production, we have two courses running next year that would make a perfect present.  

Choose from our taster day or our weekend long introduction to beekeeping. 

Beekeeping taster day 

Beekeeping: an introduction 

Homemade gifts and cards 

We have a range of lovely homemade cards, Christmas decorations and gifts, including jams, chutneys, candle and vase holders and more! Visit the garden to grab yours while they’re still here! 

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and generous 

Not only will these courses and gifts make fantastic presents they also help us keep the garden up and running! 

Get in touch to buy a voucher or book a course, or pop down to the garden to find a unique and original handcrafted present you won’t find anywhere else!