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. Our Friends 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, 2018 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 (Treasurer), Sarah Colles, Liz Hensel, Sue Roberts (Chair), Glenys Thomas and Tom Walkling.
All our staff work part-time.
Director: Gill Milburn (April 2018); Caroline Hutton is retiring, Caroline is working on special projects until the end of June 2018.
Therapeutic Horticulture: Stewart Holmes
Education, Working with Women: Miranda Kingston
Environmental Education Teacher: Juliette Green
Educational Tour Guide: Caroline Starr
Administrator: Jane Bradshaw
Fundraiser: Michael Burnett
Cleaner: Susan Swann, Susan also provides Volunteer Support on the Therapeutic Horticulture programme.
Marketing and Communications: Sarah Hill-Daniel
Annual accounts: Henry Pocock
Bee Keeper: John Gale
Biodiversity: Morgan Bowers
Building refurbishment: Richard Smith
Technical advice: Robert Osborn
Wildlife recorder: Brian Perry and Andrew Curran