Sudbury Town Station is an iconic building in North West London, opened in 1903. The station was built with extensive brick planters and flower beds. These had all been neglected for decades.
Thanks to support from Transport for London and a generous donation of manure from Frith Manor Equestrian Centre, the Bee Friendly Trust was able to prep these large planting areas for the station’s community group (Sudbury Community Gardeners) to then transform with bee-friendly flowers.
Elsewhere on the station, we installed frames with pollinator-friendly climbers and bird boxes.
We will be working alongside the Sudbury Community Gardeners, who host a weekly gardening club at the station, to continue to develop the original station gardens.
Transformed from their sorry state, in November 2020, the gardens were awarded a Bees’ Needs Champions Award by Defra.