Martineau Gardens, Birmingham’s oldest community garden, celebrates Spring and you are invited

Martineau Gardens is Birmingham’s oldest community garden. Now a thriving independent charity, the beautiful therapeutic gardens — an oasis of calm just two miles from Birmingham city centre — include orchards growing figs, mulberries, grapes and apples; vegetable and herb beds, a nature trail, a formal garden and a children’s play area. Its woodlands are home to Pipistrelle bats, badgers and birds and many species of fungi.

On Sunday 19th May 2019 from 11am until 3pm the gardens celebrate Spring with a very special fundraising ‘green’ fete.

You’ll be able to enjoy live music, delicious food and family friendly activities — a perfect opportunity for visiting the Gardens in the height of Spring. Wander around local stalls, join in with activities. The event will be a chance for you to stock up on spring herbaceous plants and compost, plus freshly cut vegetables. Children can play around the ‘shipwreck’ and follow the Stick Man Trail.

Profits raised will help keep these beautiful gardens open for free and enable the Therapeutic Horticulture Programme to continue. Spread the word and invite your friends and family.

Admission to the fete is £4 (non-members), £2(concessions) and free to Friends.

Martineau Gardens is an independently run charity. Volunteers — many of whom have mental health issues and learning disabilities — care for the Gardens, hundreds of school children go there to learn about the environment and Birmingham people in their thousands visit the Gardens annually to enjoy its peace and tranquillity.

Martineau Gardens is also supported by The Co-op through its Co-op Local Community Fund. This means that Co-op members can also use their purchases to help give a bit more. Find out more here.

Location: Martineau Gardens: 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG.

Full information about the Spring Fete.

More information about Martineau Gardens.

PDF visitor brochure.

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