Railway garden gets a makeover

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A London community group has overseen renovations to a garden site at a local, historic railway station.

The group of volunteers, which had support from the Grange Park Residents' Association and the train company First Capital Connect, helped plant more than 2,000 bulbs and shrubs at Grange Park Station in order to mark its centenary year, northlondon-today.co.uk reported.

Grange Park Station's opening in 1910 also coincided with the extension of the line from Grange Park to Cuffley.

Speaking to the news website, Paul Hutchinson of the Grange Park conservation area group said volunteers had regarded the anniversary as an opportunity to give the station garden a much-needed makeover.

"This once lovely village-style station was not looking its best with run-down gardens," he said.

"We wanted to revive the station's former glory and to celebrate its 100th anniversary. In the summer someone suggested it would be a nice idea to renovate the garden."

Homeowners and organisations aiming to improve garden areas could also choose to invest in an attractive summer house or African thatched gazebo. News of the garden makeover comes after the Daily Telegraph recently praised the Winter Garden at Anglesey Abbey for "coming alive" during the coldest months of the year.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 08 December 2010
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