We have brought the original station garden back to life. It was first planted in 1896 and now looks as good as ever, thanks to our gardening team and a stalwart group of local volunteers. If you stop by keep an eye out for the stag beetle colony amongst the tree roots, and for Pablo’s […]
London Overground and London Underground meet here and this has been a joint project with both.
We have worked closely with South Western Railways, Network Rail and Transport for London to install planters on this busy interchange.
Visitors to the London Wetlands Centre get off their trains at Barnes and our planters now provide a welcome start to their visit.
Ticking off our Putney planter projects came last, but not least, Putney Bridge. The platform lent itself perfectly to one of our 3m x 1m planters, while, at the opposite end of the station, we couldn’t resist planting up a long-neglected bed, too. We hope the football fans who regularly use the station like the […]
We have @AnthonyLongden1 to thank for this fantastic picture of our East Putney planter, proving that our projects not only appeal to honey bees and pollinators but also the commuters using the stations, too. Who doesn’t love a win win?
Where the Bee Friendly Trust story began: Putney was our first ever station and the planters that started our project. A neighbouring estate agent keeps the planters watered to this day.
Hinchley Wood Residents’ Association approached us for help in making their local station more bee friendly. We have installed this long planter between the new and well-used bike rack and the station entrance. The Residents Association is keeping it watered and tended.
Did you know… A worker bee can travel at around 20 mph, unladen (with pollen, nectar, propolis and water) Bees collect about 20kg of pollen every year; it provides them with a rich source of protein and fat, keeping the colony strong enough to make honey The strength and health of honey bee colonies has […]
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