Visitor Information

Coronovirus Update: During the pandemic, the information on this page is subject to change.

You can 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.

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
  • children’s play area (this has been renovated and is open again) 
  • 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).

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 en eye on children, particularly by the ponds and rill…no paddling, please
  • Encourage children to tidy up the play area 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. Outdoor seating is available and you are welcome to bring a picnic.


All the buildings are reasonably accessible to people in wheelchairs (and will be reopened in-line with government guidelines). 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. We extended our opening hours to include Saturdays,  on 31 July *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

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 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

We’re proud members of the Birmingham Heritage Forum. Birmingham has a rich and varied heritage which reflects its transition from small country town to great industrial city – explore this website to help you plan your visits, and experience Birmingham’s rich heritage.