The platform-length bed at Dorchester South Railway Station was a wildlife haven when we were called in by SW Railway and Swanage Railway.

So instead of changing the space, which was abundant with ground nesting birds, pollinators and myriad creepy crawlies, we simply added to what was there already.

We planted 78 verbena plants in amongst the ground elder; 12 salvia; 16 lavender; four rosemary and two thyme.

We also installed gabion bug hotels and our own bespoke bird boxes, and completed the project with educational signage – with illustrations from Sorcha Faulkner, to educate about the importance of wild space for wildlife.