Horticulture:  The Railway Station

 

This important entry point to the town is used by thousands of visitors each year as well as regular commuters. A series of barrels and planters at the station provide year-round colour. In autumn, violas under-planted with tulips are put in for winter/spring display. The tulips are all named as part of NBIB’s annual Tulip Festival. Seasonal bedding is renewed at the end of May with specimen cannas surrounded by begonias and other summer plants.   Further variety is provided by planting up three wooden trains, a station porter’s barrow and a floral bike. One of our boats planted with sun loving perennials such as Agapanthus and Convolvulus cneorum can be found at the end of the platform. On the opposite side of the platform the grass has a variety of spring bulbs and two beds sown each spring with colourful annuals. The station also has a book exchange and railway history boards. The car park is surrounded by hundreds of trees and shrubs.