Saturday 24 September, 11am until 3pm
£4 Adults, £1 Children
In a break with tradition, our family friendly green fete is taking place on a SATURDAY this year! We’re busy creating the event details, so check back here regulalry for the latest details and follow on social media.
What a year we’ve had in 2022, celebrating 25 years of bringing people, plants and wildlife together. Come join us for our final event of the year, a Birthday Event – and you’re all invited!
Enjoy live music, delicious food and family friendly activities, all in the grounds of our beautiful community garden, at this family -friendly green fete. Wander around local stalls, the creators’ market, find out about gardening, wildlife activities for children, catch up with all that’s going on. Stock up on plants and produce. Join in with traditional fete games and have fun with the family. All funds raised contribute to Martineau Gardens.
There will be live music from local musicians. We’re so pleased to share the news that long-time supporters of the gardens, Moseley Village Band will be performing their repertoire of lively traditional tunes.
Makers and Creators Market
Handmade crafts for sale by locally based eco businesses and organisations – be sure to pop in and visit to pick up a treat for yourself or a friend – cash and card sales welcomed (but sorry, no cash point at Martineau Gardens). To apply for a stall at the event, click here.
As ever, our events really contribute to the community who garden here at Martineau Gardens – so please look for ways you can support us – whether it’s simply buying a ticket at the gate or donating a cake, to taking part in the fete games, sipping tea on the lawn, volunteering on the day, becoming a Friend – find out more here.
About Martineau Gardens
When the city council-run environmental centre closed in 1997, a group of local people came together to create a community garden that would stay open for free, for the public of Birmingham to visit and care for. Supporters included former staff, neighbours, Birmingham Friends of the Earth and members of the Martineau family. Today our Martineau Gardens is a thriving independently run charity and one of the longest running Community Gardens in Birminghame: volunteers (many of whom have mental health issues and learning disabilities) care for the Gardens, hundreds of school children come to learn about the environment and Birmingham people (now in their thousands) visit the Gardens annually.
Support your local community garden!
Profits raised from the Spring Event help to keep these beautiful gardens open for free and enable the Therapeutic Horticulture Programme to continue. Spread the word and invite your friends and family!
Getting to the Event:
There is a small car park at the Gardens, reserved for disabled parking. Public parking for the event is over the road, at the Priory Hospital, by kind permission. Please drive to the rear of the car park, to the area that adjoins the Elmhurst School of Dance (follow the signs). Approx 100 spaces.
We recommend that you consider the green option and travel by public transport to the event. Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63; Pershore Road: 45, 47 . To plan your journey by public transport, visit www.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.
Cyclists: we have a covered bike shed – on arrival in the carpark, head for the right hand side, dismount and walk to the end of the track.
Tickets on the gate: £4 adults, £1 for children
Please give generously, donations are always welcomed!