About Us

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, 2019 here.

Activities at Martineau Gardens include:

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.


Alys Fowler

To find out more about our patrons, click here.

Our Trustees

Peter Arnold, Tim Bruton (Treasurer), Sarah Colles, Liz Hensel, Sue Roberts (Chair), Glenys Thomas and Tom Walkling.

Find out more about our Trustees here.

Our Staff

All our staff work part-time.

Director: Gill Milburn
Therapeutic Horticulture: Stewart Holmes

Education, Working with Women: Miranda Kingston

Environmental Education Teacher: Juliette Green

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: Sam Walker and Ray Bowers

Building refurbishment: Richard Smith

Technical advice: Robert Osborn

Wildlife recorders: Brian Perry and Andrew Curran