We worked with the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership, East Midlands Trains, Bottesford Parish Council and Lincolnshire County Council to transform an old stationmaster’s shed and an area of overgrown and neglected land into a sensory wildlife garden, for residents and commuters – and pollinators – to use and enjoy. The garden, opened in June […]
When we were contacted by the Friends of Stoneham Park committee to breathe new life into a rather dilapidated planter bench in a city park, we couldn’t wait to get started. Partly because we’d not made a bench before, let alone one that could provide forage for honey bees and other pollinators. You’ll find the […]
We worked with street artist HarpoArt to create this 17m-long, bee-themed mural that tells the story of pollination and pollinators.
Charlotte Pearson of Scarcroft School, York won a competition to design a bee-friendly sculpture for our planter at Peterborough. The result, produced by Amalgam Modelmaking, features holes for solitary bees to nest in.
We worked with Amalgam Modelmaking to produce a 1.8m tall observation hive in the booking hall at Durham. Bees were installed in May 2019 and, to date, and are being looked after by a local beekeeping group. To date, the bees are doing well.
Adding to our popular TFL-led cluster of bee-friendly projects at London underground stations, our team breathed new life into a neglected station-long planter.
Find out exactly what you should be doing to create a bee-friendly space in your garden at this year’s Landscape Show, taking place in Battersea Park, London (17-18 September). The Bee Friendly Trust will be there, showing of our new BeeDome, as well as hosting a panel discussion with industry experts focusing on: Landscaping with […]
This impressive cross-shaped planter was installed under the cover of darkness to ensure maximum surprise for commuters come Monday morning. And, it definitely did. Sitting on the site of a former coffee shop, the planter measures a whopping 7m in diameter and is filled with ten tons of soil and compost. The simple planting of […]
We worked with the Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership to install planters at this picturesque station in Wiltshire. This first bee-friendly planter was installed in 2018; four years later, we replaced a pre-existing planter (which was decaying). Filled with scabius, marigolds, lavender and salvia, both planters are literally alive with pollinator activity every time […]
Thames Ditton Railway Station is quite the pollinator-friendly habitat. Railings lined with flower boxes, planted up wheelbarrows and this impressive Bee Friendly bug hotel. You’ll find it at the entrance to the station – filled with logs, branches, hollow twigs and more, it’s the perfect place of bugs, beetles and solitary bees to overwinter. You’ll […]