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Review of Martineau Gardens

Martineau Gardens
Ranked #84 of 293 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Went here after a friend recommended it. Such a hidden gem! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by a kind volunteer who told us about the gardens and took the time to show us round the veg patch and give us some tips for our own garden. There is a play area for the children which our two loved. There is a walk through the woods with many little suprises along the way. There is also some lovely plants and herbs for sale at great prices. We will definitely return with a picnic next time to spend longer there. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I recently popped into Martineau Gardens when attending the Priory Hospital opposite and needed some head space. The gardens gave me just that and more; they are wonderful.

The atmosphere is so tranquil and restful. Yes you can hear the traffic and the tennis players, but this just disappears when you sit and listen instead to the birds and the insects who also find this the place to be.

I was made so welcome by a lovely lady who made me a cup of tea and took the time to tell me about the history of the place, but who did not intrude on my private thoughts. Run on a donation basis, even for the tea and refreshments, It isn't all pristine and clipped hedges, but this 'rustic' approach adds to the relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The woodland walk down to the bee hives is like a hidden gem, and bet it is just as lovely in Autumn. Each little section seems to be able to divide itself up from the rest, just like going into a different room. The group of young children with their mothers where having a great time in the adventure play area, so lovely to see.

I just loved my very short time here, and if I lived locally or had to visit the hospital I would certainly make it a must to call in. I think the hospital should promote this to staff, patients and visitors to go and receive the healing energy from the plants and atmosphere! Well done all the volunteers who must work so hard, but must also enjoy themselves or the atmosphere would not be as it is. thank you.

3  Thank B21Bee
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

If you haven't already visited either the garden or its website, don't hesitate. This is not just amazing, quiet place to commune with nature and feel a whole lot better. The people who run the garden never stop working! Not only do they spend all the time they have available digging, planting, sowing and growing plants - some of which they sell either as plants or produce including jams. They regularly run events for all age-groups on important topics such as bee-keeping, composting and cultivation. And they provide a hub for urban growing organisations to visit for meetings and to draw on their extensive knowledge of everything to do with gardening. Every person on the staff is there because they love nature and gardening.

3  Thank Jan T
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Reviewed 16 May 2017
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