Our mission is to inspire people about the natural environment. We also provide volunteering opportunities in the garden and are a venue for educational activities. To read more about our charitable objectives, click here.
Martineau Gardens is the registered charity that manages the gardens and wildlife area. We are a Community Garden, a Social Enterprise and a Visitor Attraction.
We have many regular volunteers who contribute so much to the gardens. We also have corporate volunteers from local businesses.
We have a Friends Scheme to support us financially and ‘fund the unfundable’ (the day to day or unexpected costs) that do not fall within any particular funding stream. Please do consider becoming a Friend of Martineau Gardens – find out more here.
Our Members elect Trustees at the Annual General Meeting to take responsibility for good governance, financial oversight and ensuring compliance with our legal responsibilities. You can read our latest Annual Report presented at our last AGM October, 2019 here.
Activities at Martineau Gardens include:
- Therapeutic Horticulture Programme
- Produce for Sale
- Forest School
- Corporate Volunteers
- Venue Hire
Become a Friend
You can become a friend of Martineau Gardens on-line or join up in person, next time you visit the Gardens. Find out more details here.
To find out more about our patrons, click here.
Peter Arnold, Tim Bruton (Chair) Liz Hensel, Glenys Thomas, Peter Townley MBE and Tom Walkling.
All our staff work part-time.
CEO: Gill Milburn
Men /mixed groups, Freedom from Torture, specialist work placements: Stewart Holmes
Special education, women’s groups: Miranda Kingston
Deputy Director: Jane Bradshaw
Environmental Education Teacher: Juliette Green (March – October annually)
Administrator: Felicity McCabe
Fundraiser: Michael Burnett
Marketing and Communications: Sarah Hill-Daniel
Annual independent examination of accounts: BVSC
Bee Keeper: Sam Walker
Technical advice: Robert Osborn
Wildlife recorders: Brian Perry and Andrew Curran