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Summer Garden Party Auction Brochure 

10 Jul 18

Martineau Gardens Summer Garden Party and Charity Auction – Saturday 14th July 4pm til 8pm Tickets £15 –  advance purchase essential! Food, wine, live music, charity auction and raffle Enjoy the shady, floral, scented areas of our newly …


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Summer Holiday Family Activities 

9 Jul 18

Summer’s here! Come and join our family activity sessions taking place during the summer holidays  – ideal for finding out more about the wildlife at Martineau Gardens, the community garden in Edgbaston, near Birmingham.


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Launch of the Courtyard Garden 

2 Jul 18

Tuesday 26 June 2018 saw the official opening of The Courtyard Garden created by Martineau Gardens Volunteers and supported by Jo Malone London.


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We’re on TV tonight 

29 Jun 18

We’re delighted to announce that we will be on TV.


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Closing early Tues 26 June 

25 Jun 18

Welcome to the Gardens … but please note, on Tues 26 June, we’re closing at 2.30pm for a Private Event.


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Reusing pots 

25 Jun 18

As an organisation which values recycling – we’ve been enjoying re-purposing items and saving them from the tip.


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Volunteering Opportunities at Martineau Gardens 

30 May 18

Please come and find out about volunteering opportunities at Martineau Gardens at  the BVSC Volunteer Fair, at Digbeth on Monday 4 June 2018.


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Half-term fun at Martineau Gardens 

29 May 18

Tues 20 May to Fri 1 June 2018 This half-term bring the family to Martineau Gardens – try your hand at PizzaCraft, learn how to cook pizzas outdoors in our Earth Oven, foraging for herbs within the our beautiful community garden.


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Director announcement 

16 May 18

Pictured here, staff of Martineau Gardens at the entrance of the woodland.


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Closed 16 and 17 May for resurfacing works 

14 May 18

Martineau Gardens (including the children’s play area) will be closed on Wed 16 and Thursday 17 May for resurfacing works.


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Wildlife update 

28 Feb 18

Bird box cleaning As custodians of this precious green space, close to Birmingham city centre and surrounded by urban sprawl, we take our role in looking after the wildlife who visit here seriously.


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Gifts and festive cards in support of Martineau Gardens 

22 Nov 17

Buy an unusual gift or a festive card from Martineau Gardens, with the knowledge that your purchase is supporting our charity.


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Temporary closure in November – Pavilion Update 

13 Nov 17

Martineau Gardens will be closed for a week from Monday 20 November, re-opening on Monday 27 November – read on to find out more.


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LoveBrum and our Vegetable Beds 

8 Nov 17

Have you seen the film about our vegetable beds?   Vote at LoveBrum for us to receive £2,000 from Monday 20 November.


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A new chapter begins … a new Director 

6 Nov 17

2017 has been the year we have celebrated 20 years of Community Gardening, dedicated a building to former patron Mollie Martineau and begun the refurbishment of the Pavilion.


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Pavilion Appeal Finale 

12 Oct 17

Midnight tonight … Our Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal has just a few hours left to run, at Midnight tonight, on-line donations will close.


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Pavilion Refurbishment Update – final week 

10 Oct 17

It’s the final push! We have but 2 days remaining of our month-long crowdfunding appeal to raise funds to refurbish the Martineau Gardens’ Pavilion.


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What’s On October Half Term and Halloween 

4 Oct 17

Earth Oven Baking, Wildlife Activities and Halloween Storytelling The nights are drawing in, and  it’s tempting to spend more time indoors but come and enjoy Autumn outdoors at Martineau Gardens this October with a range of activities.


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Pavilion Appeal Reaches Halfway 

29 Sep 17

Week 3: The Martineau Gardens Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal In just 17 days, we’ve raised half our target – this is TREMENDOUS! Please keep the momentum going: spread the word, encourage people to view our film and donate here:   martineau-…


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A space for you 

26 Sep 17

Week: 3 The Martineau Gardens Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal The Pavilion is at the hub of our Therapeutic Community Garden, it helps us to deliver the activities and events throughout the year that make Martineau Gardens such a special place to …


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A building that won’t cost the earth 

19 Sep 17

Week: 2 The Martineau Gardens Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal Refurbishing our Pavilion means Martineau Gardens can continue to be the place where people, plants and wildlife meet.


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Pavilion Refurbishment Appeal 

8 Sep 17

Join in with our Crowdfunding Appeal.


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Closed temporarily 5 and 6 Aug for New Roof 

2 Aug 17

We have reached the next stage of the Pavilion refurbishment: the roof is being replaced and so, the Gardens will be closed on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August.


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John and Peter run for Martineau Gardens 

25 Jul 17

John Kingston and Peter Backhouse are   running for Martineau Gardens in the Great Birmingham Run half-marathon on Sunday 15 October, 2017.


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Flying the Flag at Martineau Gardens 

19 Jul 17

Volunteering is at the Heart of Martineau Gardens – the Green Flag award celebrates the efforts of volunteers and staff in keeping Martineau Gardens open six days a week, throughout the year.