Visitor Information

Martineau Gardens is a beautiful therapeutic community garden and a charity, located two miles from Birmingham City Centre. An oasis for wildlife, a haven of tranquillity, a destination for an outdoor escape, there are two and a half acres of organically managed landscape for you to explore.

Garden Highlights

  • courtyard garden with seating
  • an orchard growing figs, mulberries,grapes and apples
  • demonstration vegetable and herb beds
  • a woodland home (with SLINC status) to Pipistrelle bats, badgers and birds and many species of fungi
  • nature trail
  • formal garden with unusual trees and shrubs
  • children’s ‘shipwreck’ play area 
  • sales area selling plants and homemade jams made from the fruits of the garden
  • wildflower meadow
  • bird hide
  • ponds
  • beehives

Welcome guide

screenshot-front-cover-visitor-leafletDownload a copy of our Visitor Leaflet (including a map of the Gardens).

Visiting with children?

You’re welcome! We want all everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time at Martineau Gardens. To help us with this, we ask that visitors:
  • Respect the environment
  • Keep an eye on children, particularly by the ponds and rill…no paddling, please
  • Encourage children to tidy up the play area before leaving
  • Borrow one of our sandplay kits
  • Come with a bag to take home all your rubbish (this really helps us to keep running costs down)


There’s no café – hot and cold drinks are served from the Pavilion for which a donation is appreciated. Outdoor seating is available and you are welcome to bring a picnic.


Depending on the weather, parts of the Gardens may only be accessible to the determined. 

Opening times

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. Closed on public holidays. 


Free entry (except for special events)

How to find us

27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG

Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground

By road

On the B4217 (Priory Road), 2 miles from Birmingham City Centre. Sat Nav B5 7UG.  There is a small carpark.

Due to the A38 Blue Cycle Route (Bristol Road) opened in 2019, there have been some changes to motor vehicle access to Martineau Gardens, from the Bristol Road (A38), all other routes and bus services are unaffected. A38 From city: cars turn right at Wellington Road and follow signs to Priory Hospital; A38 From Selly Oak: cars turn right at Pebble Mill Road, Left at Pershore and left at the Pershore /Priory Junction and follow signs to Priory Hospital.

For detailed plans, please view Birmingham City Council’s plans:  here:

Please choose the green option! Travel by boot, bus or bike recommended.

By bike

Cyclists welcomed. Martineau Gardens is well connected to bike routes, and just two minutes ride from the A38 Blue Cycle Route  (Bristol Road). There is a covered bike hut available – on entry to the Gardens car park, dismount and push your bike down to the hut located opposite our Reception building. For more information and inspiration on cycling to Martineau Gardens, click here.

By bus

Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63, 1A ; Pershore Road: 45, 47. To plan your journey by public transport, and use  Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.

By train

The nearest train stations are Five Ways Station (then a 15 minute walk or bus journey) or New Street Station, with a 15 minute bus journey to the Gardens.


Please keep dogs on a lead and clean up after them