Martineau Gardens

Martineau Gardens, Birmingham: Hours, Address, Martineau Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Martineau Gardens
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A beautiful, free entry community garden. A wildlife oasis, a haven of tranquility or a great destination for outdoor adventure, there are 2.5 acres of organically managed landscape to explore. Twisting paths meander past woodland, orchard, ponds, formal garden, an earth oven, a shipwreck children’s play area and more. Discover what a community garden is and Martineau Gardens’ role in providing a wildlife home so close to Birmingham city centre.
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Katherine M
1 contribution
Martineau Gardens
Feb 2020
Really enjoyed going to Martineau Gardens. Its not big but its a nice place to go for old and young and everything in between. One of those places children love to explore. I bought some nice cheap Spring plants on my way out too.
Written February 24, 2020
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hermy s
Birmingham, UK54 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2019
I attended the honey show which was held in Martineau gardens recently. I have visited before with family. Has plant nurseries, wooded areas and a play area featuring an artificial ship wreck and sand. Nice quiet place for a picnic. I think tea/coffee is served in the pavilion and toilet facilities available.
Written September 14, 2019
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JNK64
14 contributions
Bee Keepers Show weekend
Sep 2019
Great gardens - the Bee Keepers put on a great display of honey, beeswax, mead etc - great to see and learn of the lives of bees. Great display form Noel on Queen bee, and the drones, honey making etc. A lovely day out for all the family
Written September 8, 2019
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Colin C
Plymouth, UK87 contributions
One word- FANTASTIC!
May 2019 • Couples
Visited here for the first time this morning. So close to the city but you fell that your are miles from anywhere. Took my two dogs (must be on a lead) and they were, like us made to feel very welcome. Plenty to see and great for the kids. Several areas where you can just sit to gather your thoughts. Plants for sale at great prices, Three ponds and a woodland area for the kids to explore (with an adult). Clean toilets and such a fantastic display of plants and veg. Free to enter. Like me once you visit I am sure you will want to return. Please ensure you find the donation box and contribute what you can afford before you leave to help support the work at this fantastic place. My visited lasted over two hours as the staff and volunteers and the other people visiting were so friendly.
Written May 22, 2019
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travelmince
west midlands7 contributions
Hidden gem
Feb 2019 • Family
Visited Martineau Gardens yesterday with my 4 year old son to do the Stickman trail which he really enjoyed. It’s only a small place, I don’t think we could have spent any more than a couple of hours here but it’s lovely to give the kids a run around and there is a small play area/pirate type ship and some cars etc dotted about as well which he liked.
Staff and volunteers are very helpful and friendly, and if you pop in to the office they are happy to make you a drink for a small donation. Worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare and need to get out of the house!
Written February 20, 2019
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lindadelaney06
Birmingham, UK100 contributions
Great plants and play area warm welcome
Aug 2018
Really impressed by this community project run by volunteers. Good vegetable and herb growing area. Good pond and plant area, various small hot houses. Play area I would say suitable for up to 10 year olds. Stick man trail. good plants for sale very reasonable prices. A constant work in progress. Well done all volunteers. Warm welcome and refreshments offered at reception. No admission charge but donations welcome. Lots of environmental and nature classes for groups. We only had half and hour on this visit as we had an appointment elsewhere but Impressed by first visit and will visit again for sure.
Written August 29, 2018
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Julie W
West Midlands, UK470 contributions
An oasis in the city
Jun 2018 • Friends
A really nice place to come with the kids or just on your own, this lovely little oasis feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are formal gardens to relax in or a little area of woodland, should you want to take younger members on a bear hunt (ok, a bug hunt)
There is a small pond so beware, don’t let your little ones fall in, it is fed by a stream and has newts in residence.
There are toilets.
Written July 24, 2018
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loveydoveyx
Halesowen, UK45 contributions
Great place
Jul 2018 • Couples
Despite living in Birmingham all my life I have never got round to visiting before and I have missed out
It’s a lovely place run by lovely people
it’s a great place to visit , a little oasis in the city
Nice place to take a picnic and enjoy the gardens and wooded areas
Parking and entrance is free , but I Suggest you leave a good donation as it would be such a shame if it were lost through lack of financial support
Written July 12, 2018
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kitchenmouse2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom47 contributions
A hidden piece of the countryside
May 2018 • Solo
Almost on top of a very busy road junction is to be found a community garden. A real hidden gem, and a part of the countryside just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A fairly inconspicuous entrance leads into a small car park.
There are vegetable plots, fruit trees, a children’s play area, paths & areas full of a variety of plants to be explored. In the middle of the woodland area, there was an array of bird song to be heard, it really did feel as if you were in the countryside. An area was in process of being constructed, being supported by Jo Malone of London- a courtyard area.
Although no formal refreshments available there did appear to be a kitchen area in the process of being completed in one of the newer buildings . A notice did advise you to ask a member of staff for a cuppa! Toilet facilities were available.
Although no entrance charge, I got the impression they rely on donations & presumably support from visiting schools as there are educational facilities set up. Income is also generated from the sale of plants & garden produce.
It was just beautiful to sit on one of the many benches & take time out & relax. Well worth a visit!
Written May 31, 2018
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alex d
Birmingham, UK561 contributions
A Wonderful Green Space
Apr 2018 • Couples
I have gone past this mixed gardens for some years, usually on the bus.
I went to a meeting where Caroline ,who has worked at Martineau Gardens for many years ,gave an inspirational talk, so I joined and went.
It was a quiet Saturday and I was surprised how big the gardens were and how few visitors. I should add this was after a really horrible week of rain.
Really worth a visit. And it is free!
Written April 23, 2018
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