Martineau Gardens Birmingham
Juliette Green - Environmental Education Teacher
Areas served:West Midlands
27 Priory Road, Edgbaston,, Birmingham, B5 7UG
MONTHS OPENMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
What we offer on a school trip
Martineau Gardens is a two and a half acre Community Garden in the heart of Birmingham. In the 1960s, when the Gardens became an environmental study centre, diverse habitats and features were creatively designed with children in mind. Since then, thousands of Birmingham school children have visited the Gardens to learn about the natural world and wildlife. Bring your class or educational group here on a day visit for an opportunity to learn about the natural environment in the heart of the city. All of our teaching sessions are directly linked to the science programmes of study in the National Curriculum, and are delivered by a qualified teacher.
During your visit you’ll find a range of learning opportunities for your group, including: exploring different habitats (woodland, meadow, pond) to find out about the plants and animals that live there; learning about parts of plants, their functions and requirements for growth; searching for, identifying and classifying invertebrates; finding out where food comes from by looking at the vegetable plots, orchard and herb garden – you will even get to taste some home-grown produce; understanding the important role of bees as pollinators of our crops by visiting the beehives; investigating food chains, life cycles and adaptation. Plus no visit is complete without the chance to play (and eat packed lunches) around the shipwreck play area!