The London Rd Station Partnership was created on 15th April 2011 – that’s ten years of community gardening at London Rd Station, Brighton. The group of neighbours who set up the partnership has become a group of friends. We’ve created two gardens, launched a community composting scheme, set up five planters and planted up the tree pits at the front of the station. We’ve organised all kinds of events for our community at the station; we’ve done a lot of digging, sawing, planting and chatting and we’ve drunk lots of cups of tea! The photo below was taken in May 2011 when the edible plot was nothing but compacted rubble.
Below is what that area has become … a beautiful lush growing area with a mini-orchard of seven fruit trees, several of them local varieties. The photo was taken in the summer of 2019. Because of the pandemic, we couldn’t work on the station gardens for most of 2020. The 2021 growing season is just starting up now. Thankfully, we’ve been able to meet outdoors in groups of maximum six people since 30th March. We’re hoping we can get back to creating beautiful and productive spaces at London Rd Station.