Wrabness Station Wildlife Garden Community

The wildlife garden at Wrabness Railway Station in Essex is an example of a community project at its best.

The brain child of Terri Ryland and Jayne Sumner of Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail, it has been designed with local commuters, villagers and schoolchildren at its heart. 

From the artwork displayed around the site, created by pupils of Wix & Wrabness Primary School; to the tiles that surround a plinth of hydrangeas, made by local charity Acorn Village; and the wooden mushroom sculptures, carved by Terri’s own brother Dan Ryland.

The area, once nettle and bramble covered, is now abundant with wildflowers, flowering herbs and wildlife habitats. It was planted by volunteers from the village and surrounding area; many of whom attended the vibrant launch event on 25th March where the garden was opened by long-standing Wrabness resident and station adopter Julia Prigg.