Sun 20 May, Spring Event, Martineau Gardens, 11am-3pm
Celebrating 21 years of Community Gardening
2018 sees us celebrating twenty one years of community gardening. Martineau Gardens is one of the longest running Community Gardens in Birmingham. Join us at the Spring Event on Sunday 20 May, 11am – 3pm.
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: 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.
Enjoy live music, delicious food and family friendly activities at our ‘green’ fete, a perfect opportunity for visiting the Gardens in the height of Spring. Wander around local stalls, join in with wildlife related activities. The event will be a chance for you to stock up on spring herbaceous plants and compost, plus freshly cut vegetables. Children can playing around the ‘shipwreck’.
- Gardeners will enjoy the opportunity to stock up on Martineau Gardens’ Spring herbaceous plants and compost. Stewart Holmes (Therapeutic Horticulturalist) will be on hand to answer gardening questions and selling plants grown at the Gardens. Freshly-cut vegetables will be for sale.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics, but there will be delicious home-made cakes, salads and sandwiches and other refreshments on sale. The Gardens, though only two miles from Birmingham city centre, are a green oasis teeming with wildlife. There’s plenty to enjoy, including woodland, glass houses, formal gardens, orchard, vegetable plots, wildflower meadow, a nature trail, a bird hide and more.
Live Music – announced soon Activities and Stalls – announced soon
Getting to the Event:
There is a small car park at the Gardens, reserved for disabled parking. Public parking for the event will be announced soon.
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.
£3 (non-members), £1(concessions), families £6 (maximum two adults) and free to Friends.
Click here to become a Friend – or join up on the day.