Summer Garden Party 1st July 2023

Martineau Gardens Summer Fundraising Garden Party

Saturday 1 July, 3pm – 7pm

£15 (ticket includes live music and wine)


Raising vital funds for Martineau Gardens, a beautiful therapeutic community garden and providing a welcoming place for all. 

Come and enjoy a fantastic late afternoon of  live music and wine, in the grounds of this  beautiful, therapeutic community garden.  The perfect setting for a wonderful afternoon Summer Garden Party. Join in with the excitement of the auction and raffle, enjoy a glass of wine or two plus live music from the fantastic Wild Clover.  All included in your ticket price. What’s not to love?  We’re close to Birmingham city centre, easy to find but you’ll be amazed at what a tranquil oasis this little gem can be. Whilst you’re here, enjoy wandering around our gardens, the courtyard garden with stream and pond, the pavilion garden, the shady nooks of the woodland and the rose garden.

You don’t even need to organise the picnic since we will have food available for purchase, served from the Pavilion.

With ever grateful thanks to Nicholls Brimble Bhol for their continued sponsorship of our garden party, and to Nick Davies, of Fieldings Auctioneers, for overseeing our auction and  to Jas for cooking our delicious food.  We are enormously appreciative to those that have donated auction lots and raffle prizes and, most importantly, to you our visitors, for buying a ticket and supporting Martineau Gardens.

Auction Brochure 2023

We’re delighted to share the auction brochure with you, hot off the press – you can download and view it here:

Click the image to download and view the 2023 Auction Brochure

Martineau Gardens Summer Garden Party Brochure – e-version

We’re so excited about the event – keep an eye on our social media for more announcements about what is planned, or check back here regularly.


Tickets now on sale.  You can buy them:

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  • on-line from WeGotTickets (a non-returnable booking fee of £1.50 applies)  £16.50
  • by phone, call Martineau Gardens 0121 440 7430 (Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm, and arrange a BACS transfer, no booking fee)  £15 BACS: Martineau Gardens, Account No: 50117516      Sort code: 08-92-50 Ref: summer/[insert your surname] Our bank address is: The Co-operative Bank plc, PO Box 250, Delf House, Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6WT
  • in person from Martineau Gardens (cash or  card, no booking fee)
                      • in person from Sue Roberts

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