When the station gardening team at Lewes Rail Station asked if we could help them with a bug hotel to go on one of the platforms, it was our pleasure to assist. Our bug hotels are made out of upcycled wooden bee hives and come complete with a living roof. The result? A cosy house […]
Calling all artists and creatives! How would you like your artworks to be seen my the masses, on display at London Bridge Rail Station, London? The Bee Friendly Trust has launched a nationwide competition to create a unique sculpture for the rail station, that captures the essence of the honey bee. The sculpture, to be […]
While we’d rather you shop local and independent, if you’re planning on using Amazon for your Christmas shopping this year, be sure to use the Amazon Smile platform. For every purchase you make, Amazon will make a donation to your nominated charity. Which means, if you choose the Bee Friendly Trust as your nominated charity, […]
When we were approached by London Northwestern Railway to breathe life into the brick-built planters of Watford Junction Rail Station, we couldn’t wait to get started. A joint project with the station, we worked alongside staff and volunteers to prep the planters then filled them with fresh soil and compost and planted them with hundreds […]
Coram’s Fields is a children’s charity that serves as a safe place for all children to play, as well as offering an after school and holiday programme and youth centre for 13-29-year-olds, in the heart of London. On the opposite side of the site to our current wildlife garden, an area of neglected space was […]
Let’s hear it for the bees! We’re buzzing with excitement, this month, because not only one – but three! – of our bee-friendly wildlife planting projects received an award. Our station gardens at Alresford Rail Station, Essex and Sudbury Town Rail Station, London plus the youth centre garden at Coram’s Fields, London have all received […]
Supporting Britain’s bees and pollinators just got easier – and stylish. From this week, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with British jewellery brand Gemondo. The brand, which prides itself for its ethically-sourced gemstone jewellery, is donating 10% from sales from its Honeycomb Collection to our bee-friendly planting projects. From rings to bracelets, […]
What wildlife garden would be complete without a bug hotel of some sort? Those were are sentiments when we commissioned cob-artist Susie Jenkins of Cobnuts to come up with a unique design for Alresford Rail Station in Essex. The result, a life-size model of commuters with holes in their eyes, mouths and clothing where solitary […]
In addition to the double-sided 17m street art mural we created along the footbridge crossing the railway line, our team of gardeners planted up scrub land along the edge of the platform with bee-friendly plants.
We have worked with Paddington Arts youth project in West London to bring back bees to their roof and start up a bee club. The bees are thriving!