Late Summer Garden Party 11th September 2021

Saturday 11 September, 2021

3pm – 7pm allowing time for encores

Charity Auction  and Raffle 

In support of Martineau Gardens, our beautiful therapeutic Community Garden  

Tickets: £15 includes two live bands, wine and soft drinks, advance ticket purchase recommended.


The Martineau Gardens’ Late Summer Garden Party – what could be a more splendid end to summer than enjoying live music and wine, in the company of good friends in your beautiful, local community garden. Join in with the excitement of the auction, buy a raffle ticket, enjoy the music and wine (all included in your ticket price) whilst raising money for our cause.


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Tickets are now on sale cost £15.  You can buy them:

Refund policy: In the event that the event is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can donate your £15 to Martineau Gardens or we will refund it –  you’ll be contacted at the time with the details of how to do this.   (£1.50 booking fee is not returnable).
To stay in touch with our plans for this wonderful afternoon, check back here soon or register your interest by sending an email to: [email protected]k  

Our music for the evening:

Tayz & the Drolls

Huge thanks to Tauny Southwood  who has come on board by bringing on two bands for the Garden Party. ‘Tayz & the Drolls’ span rock/pop/folk/blues and soul with all members contributing to original compositions – the songs cover life’s important themes of love, loss and finding our place in the world, whereas  ‘Jazz on Tap’ will be playing all your favourite jazz standards, and then adding the energy and vitality of contemporary modern jazz – That’s Jazz on Tap.      Find out more about the bands here.


South-African themed street food, meat and vegetarian (cash sales preferred)


A gallery of pictures from previous years:


Our cause

For many of the volunteers who come to garden at Martineau Gardens, gardening isn’t just a hobby, it’s a therapy that provides new ways to deal with their problems. Volunteers garden together – they receive support from a trained staff member and enjoy the benefits of socialising with a supportive group, whilst acquiring new skills in gardening and increasing self-confidence. Therapeutic Horticulture at Martineau Gardens promotes social inclusion,  health and well being for all.  Our volunteers (some of whom have mental health issues and learning disabilities)  look after our two and half acre community garden, creating a beautiful place. The Gardens are open daily (except Sundays and Bank Holidays), free of charge as a place to visit, to relax and unwind in and enjoy its tranquillity. It’s a much loved, welcome green space close to Birmingham city centre. We have over 10k visitors each year, who visit the Gardens, attend our events, hire the Gardens for parties, meetings and community events. Hundreds of school children visit for Educational visits and learn about the natural world. We are a thriving independent charity – we raise all our funds and appreciate the support of donors and local businesses who get involved to support our cause.

How the Garden Party helps 

We are fortunate and thankful to have support for our charitable services from a number of charitable trusts, but there are expenses that fall outside these funding streams. Unrestricted funding, from donations and events, pays for regular on-costs such as general repairs; replacing or updating office equipment; garden furniture and providing refreshments for visitors. More importantly major costs, such as tree surgery, are met by unrestricted funds.   By Becoming a Friend, supporting the Garden Party or other events, or making a donation when you visit, you help us to ‘fund the unfundable’ which keeps Martineau Gardens as a safe and welcoming community space. Be part of something special and support the aims of the Garden Party by buying a ticket.

Local business support

This is a terrific opportunity for local businesses to reach out, connect to local residents, support a great cause and hopefully enjoy themselves at the same time.

We are very grateful to Nicholls Brimble Bhol solicitors who support the Gardens throughout the year.

Getting to the Event:

There is a small car park at the Gardens, reserved for disabled parking. Public parking for the event will be at the Priory Hospital (opposite) by kind permission. Please park at the rear of the hospital, in the large car park.

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 and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.

How to find us – location map

Covid-secure: Whilst this is an open air event, taking place after 19 July (the time when social restrictions were eased) please be respectful of other people’s space and those observing social distancing. Be reassured that Martineau Gardens will comply with any covid-secure measures that remain in place