Ten years ago station staff created a magical secret garden at High Barnet.

In recent years it became neglected and forgotten.

Our team went in to rediscover it. Hacking through dense undergrowth, like characters in a Grimms’ fairy tale, they uncovered wooden sculptures, two ponds, concrete and wire animals, and thriving wildlife.

The area is now a unique wildlife garden, with hedgehogs, invertebrates, nesting birds, small mammals and wonderful plant life.

We also cleared and planted up a small bed outside the station with hydrangeas and lavenders, and hung baskets of strawberries on the station wall.

This project was supported by Transport for London.