Bottesford Station Community Wildlife Garden

The Bee Friendly Trust

We are transforming an area of overgrown and neglected space into a sensory community wildlife garden, for residents and commuters - and pollinators - to use and enjoy.

Visitor Information

1 Old Station Yard
Bottesford
Nottingham
Leicestershire
NG13 0GT

The garden is adjacent to Bottesford Rail Station and, currently, only open to the public during volunteer weekends and workshops. Contact us for more information.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

We are running monthly volunteer weekends and workshops, in activities such as pond digging, path laying and planting. These are open to everyone and no specialist experience is necessary. Contact us for details of these dates.

Get in touch

Contact information

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Our partners

Photos of the site

Bottesford Rail Station - Before

Monday, November 26, 2018

Designing the Layout

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Laying the Paths

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Planters Planted

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The New Roof

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Composter

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Door and window in building

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Poppies from widlflower seeds

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Working on garden

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Community Rail Award Shortlisted!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Most Enhanced Station Winner!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Awarded Most Enhanced Station Buildings and Surroundings in the ACoRP awards! 05/10/2019 - 20:00 15 Mixed ages
Shortlisted for a Community Rail Award 07/08/2019 - 10:00 30 Mixed ages
Weekend wildlife garden workshops 03/08/2019 - 10:00 15 Mixed ages
Painting the shed 15/06/2019 - 10:00 5 Mixed ages
Carrying water to the site - while we wait for an on-site water supply to be installed 13/07/2019 - 10:00 6 Mixed ages
Gardening, watering. 19/05/2019 - 13:30 6 Mixed ages
General gardening. 18/05/2019 - 13:30 7 Mixed ages
Watering. 12/05/2019 - 13:30 4 Mixed ages
Plant workshop. 11/05/2019 - 13:30 8 Mixed ages
Tidying, watering. 05/05/2019 - 13:30 4 Mixed ages
Watering. 03/05/2019 - 18:30 3 Mixed ages
General maintenance 28/04/2019 - 16:30 7 Mixed ages
Watering, planting sedums 27/04/2019 - 13:30 5 Mixed ages
Watering, weeding, clearing 21/04/2019 - 13:15 9 Mixed ages
Weeding, watering 20/04/2019 - 14:15 7 Mixed ages
Gardening. Seeds and plants. 13/04/2019 - 14:15 7 Mixed ages
Gardening 14/04/2019 - 13:15 8 Mixed ages
Bench installed. Watering. 26/05/2019 - 12:45 8 Mixed ages
Composter built. Building painted. Rubble cleared. Old plants moved. 05/06/2019 - 11:00 25 Mixed ages
Wild flower meadow seeded. Pond completed. Rockery extended. Watering 04/06/2019 - 11:00 32 Mixed ages
We erected a greenhouse. 25/05/2019 - 09:30 4 Mixed ages
We laid a path to ensure the garden is accessible to, and can be enjoyed by, everyone. 04/04/2019 - 09:30 2 Mixed ages
We created a rockery area in the garden. 05/04/2019 - 09:30 3 Mixed ages
We dug a pond to attract a wider range of wildlife to the garden and to provide an important water source. 04/12/2019 - 09:30 6 Mixed ages
We built raised beds and planted them with pollinator-friendly wildflowers. 04/04/2019 - 09:30 5 Mixed ages
We've created a sensory wildlife garden with raised beds, a rockery, a pond, an education space and more. 05/06/2019 - 21:15 10 Mixed ages