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.

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:

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, Peter Townley and Tom Walkling.

Find out more about our Trustees here.

Our Staff

All our staff work part-time.

CEO: Gill Milburn

Therapeutic Horticulture: 

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