History of the Station Master's Community Wildlife Garden
With dedication, incredibly hard work, commitment, and a multi-talented creative team, who benefited from much help from many knowledgeable people, the garden began to take shape. Applications for planning were eventually successful and a sincere funding bid to Community Spaces successfully procured the funds to enable environmental architects Alex Turner Environmental Consultants to design and create the first stages of the garden.
Early planning meant considering: protected species (slow-worms), unwanted virile knotweed, contaminated land, many tree preservation orders and a host of local hazards.
In June 2012, with the support of Nexus, we had permission to go ahead and worked quickly from there. The garden opened to the public on June 23rd 2013 with much funfair and celebration.