The platforms are very narrow at Canons Park Underground Station in London, but we were able to squeeze in two slimline planters, one on each side. Thanks to Transport for London.
We joined forces with Great Northern Rail to create this unique creature feature and bug hotel at Gordon Hill Railway Station in London. Featuring old parquet flooring from the station plus a forgotten artwork salvaged from Barbican Railway Station, also in London, it’s proof that anything can be transformed into a welcome home for wildlife.
After discussions with local residents, we are building two Mediterranean beds on two tired patched of grass outside the station. Olive trees, rosemary and lavender make up the planting.
A large brick built planter that is part of the original design at the station was lovingly looked after for years by one of the station staff. But with their retirement it had been sadly neglected. We stepped in and refurbished the planting and also transformed an abandoned grit box into a second, small planter.
A huge pop up garden on an abandoned platform at Barbican station, had itself been abandoned. We came in and cleared away broken planters, removed rogue buddleia, refashioned the remaining thirty planters into clusters interspersed with some old terracotta pots that we found elsewhere on the station. We have planted up with rosemary and grasses […]
Previously overgrown but now planted up with rosemary plants, thanks to the Bee Friendly Trust and the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership. As these plants mature, they will cover the bank every spring with a sea of blue/purple, bee-friendly flowers.
London Overground gave us funds to create a dry garden and a wildlife area at Upper Holloway Railway Station in spring 2023.
Gunnislake Railway Station on the Cornwall/Devon border features a wonderful example of one of the Trust’s self-watering planters. Filled with lavenders and flowering herbs, these plants will be kept blooming thanks to a cleverly hidden water storage system. The planter is sponsored by GWR and joins their network of bee-friendly station projects across the South […]
The wildlife garden at Wrabness Railway Station is a bee-autiful example of what the Bee Friendly Trust does best. The culmination of months of team effort, with input from Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail, Greater Anglia, the Community Rail Network and more, helping to transform a nettle and bramble matted space into a wildlife […]
Northfields Station was designed by Charles Holden and opened in 1932. It is Grade II listed, including the original planters on the forecourt and platforms. Sadly neglected, the planters have been revived by the Trust and we hope to work with station staff and travellers to keep them looking as good as the rest of […]