Neasden Railway Station, London

There are a couple of old abandoned platforms at Neasden Station, dating back to 1880. The trains no longer stop at them, and the giant planters made from old railway sleepers, had been abandoned for decades. With a clearing of rubbish and a coat of paint,¬†and with some new planting, they now cheer up the …

Rayners Lane Railway Station, London

Charles Holden’s classic station at Rayners Lane was opened in 1938. It included two ornamental flower beds. Abandoned for decades and the homes of brambles and rats, they have been brought back to their pre-war splendour by the BFT gardening team. We think that one or two of the plants might date back to the …

Blackfriars Railway Station, London

A forgotten area in front of London Blackfriar Station’s south entrance has been planted up with rosemary and spring bulbs. A hibernaculum and bird boxes have been installed, and a bee hotel with a spectacular view of St Paul’s Cathedral erected. Created as part of our project with Govia Thameslink to install homes for nature …

Southfields Railway Station, London

Southfields Station is the gateway to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. A large bed on the platforms had been abandoned for years – possibly decades. We have begun a reclamation job. Two beautiful olive trees and a giant palm have been released from a jungle of weeds, climbers and other invasives, and the bed is slowly …

Gordon Hill Railway Station, 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.

Barbican Railway Station, London

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 …