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

  • 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
  • ponds
  • beehives
  • earth oven

Welcome guide

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


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.

Opening times

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


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

By road

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

Motor vehicle access to Martineau Gardens is changing from February 2019 – due to the new cycle route there are restrictions on Priory Road for traffic travelling on the Bristol Road (A38), follow diversionary signs.  Please allow a bit longer for your journey and click here for more details.

There is a small carpark and bike rack available

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

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 the 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