You may recognise the captivating work on our station nature trail signage as that of Sorcha Faulkner, the talented illustrator behind our bee ID illustrations. It is important to us to share the story behind our wildlife spaces at stations – from why we choose to leave some areas “messy” to what it takes to […]
Taking inspiration from traditional railway posters, as well as portraying the important message that bees are vital for all life, is this striking mural, which was designed by graffiti artist Cosmic Images, with support from GWR. Find it alongside three of our floral platform planters at Penzance Railway Station, Cornwall.
We commissioned traditional sign writer Joe Harrison to design and paint new signs for the Wildlife Garden and Apiary at Coram’s Fields. And we asked our resident gardener and carpenter Les Coupland to build a new gate to the garden.
The Bee Experience is a mural unlike any other. Designed by The Mural Artists and Zase Design, it allows users of the pedestrian tunnel the opportunity to travel with honey bees and into their hive. The mural spans around 45m beneath the railway lines of Pangbourne Station and is sponsored by our partner Earthborn Paints. […]
Our legendary Waggledancers first came together in 2017. Six contemporary dancers worked with games designer Phoenix Perry and choreographer Jane Turner to create a unique improvised dance performance for the ‘Now Play This’ gaming event as part of the London Games Festival. Dancing on a hexagonal dance floor their movements were stimulated and suggested by […]
We were approached by the family of Amanda Battini in 2021 with the request to create a commemorative bee-friendly tribute for a woman who loved nature and bees. With donations from the family, friends and Amanda’s former workplace, Mills & Reeve LLP, we transformed the dilapidated planters at Cambridge Railway Station. Repairs were made to […]
When faced with the large-scale blank white walls of Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station, we knew we had the perfect canvas for an interactive and engaging art commissioned. So, with support from GWR, we commissioned Somerset-artist Alice Baker to create a mural depicting a world without pollinators – and the powerful change that can happen when […]
In 2020, the Bee Friendly Trust launched a competition to create a unique sculpture that would draw public attention to the worrying fact that populations of honey bee and many other vital pollinators are dwindling. The entries were diverse and original. But one, designed by university student Madeleine Higgs, stood out for the simplicity of […]
When we were asked to brighten up a wall near the bike park at Oxford Station, we knew just who to ask. Local artist Sarah Hoyle is known for her bold illustrations and designs, and the bee-themed artwork she created for us doesn’t disappoint. Just in front, we planted up an area of abandoned grass […]
Our talented team of gardeners give scrap pieces of wood new life by transforming them into bug hotels, bird boxes and homes for other wildlife, including hedgehogs and invertebrates.