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 […]
We don’t just provide forage for our honey bee and pollinator friends; we give them safe spaces to live in, too. This bug hotel in an unwanted bee hive is one such example. Dan (pictured) worked his magic making a welcoming wildlife habit by filling it with hollow twigs, logs, leaves and more. He even […]
A fine example of everything we have to offer. Working with Essex County Council, Essex & Suffolk Community Partnership and Greater Anglia: Phase one of our work at Alresford involved installing our debut railway station orchard. When asked what we could do with a narrow strip of grass running along the length of a platform […]
Here at the Bee Friendly Trust, we love collaboration and we also to inspire the next generation. So, imagine our joy to find our team of helper were children from a local primary school. The sun shone as we taught them about the importance of bees and pollination, and they couldn’t wait to get their […]
We’re worked with the Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership at a number of stations in Essex, including Arlesford and Clacton-on-Sea. With an orchard at one, and planters at another, we decided to do something a little different – we created a wildlife garden. Trees, shrubs, flowers and a bug hotel made within an […]
An abandoned bed at Loughton station in Essex has been brought back to life by the BFT. Built of concrete it is part of the original station design dating back to 1940. As well as replanting we are working on the little pond in the centre of the planter which we will revive over the […]
A group of local enthusiasts approached for help with this project, clearing out long neglected beds and now starting work on a small orchard.
Underground in Bloom winners thanks to our collaboration with Transport for London staff at the station and our gardening team. The station beds have been transformed and a bespoke bug hotel added.
Our Worker Bees team did some stellar work clearing the 35m long bed and bank at Newbury Park. Once a well-tended garden, but left forgotten, we cleared out the weeds and created a heritage variety fruit orchard along the length of the station. The bank behind was already an important and much-used wildlife habitat so […]
We were privileged to be asked to create a planter in memory of Bill Little, the popular flower seller who brightened up people’s lives with his stall at Highbury Corner for three decades. Our floral installation seemed a fitting tribute to someone so in love with blooms. His son Andy, his youngest sister Pauline and […]