Coronovirus Update: During the pandemic, our opening times are affected. Please read the latest information in our statement here.
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.
- 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, including a Lyonothamnus floribundus and Colletia cruciata
- children’s play area
- sales area selling plants and homemade jams made from the fruits of the garden
- hot house
- wildflower meadows
- bird hide
- earth oven
Visiting with children?
- Respect the environment
- Keep en eye on children, particularly by the ponds and rill…no paddling, please
- Encourage children to tidy up the play area, especially the sand pit, before leaving
- 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. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and you are welcome to bring a picnic.
All the buildings are reasonably accessible to people in wheelchairs. Depending on the weather, parts of the Gardens may only be accessible to the determined.
Open all year. Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Closed on public holidays. *Covid-19 – for latest details on opening arrangements, please view our statement here
Free entry (except for some 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
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: www.birminghambeheard.org.uk
Please choose the green option! Travel by boot, bus or bike recommended.
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.
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, visitwww.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.
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