The Gardens Group helps bring station back to its former glory

Added on 07 November 2011

A team of volunteers from Somerset are working together to transform the gardens, beds, borders and platform at Templecombe Station in the hope that it will once again be awarded 'Best Station' in the Annual Best Station Awards which was last won by Templecombe in 1991.

With the help of The Gardens Group which has sponsored the hanging baskets and supported the team with advice and supplies, the Templecombe Station Volunteers are working hard to bring the station garden back to its former glory.

Meg Hall, Chairperson for the Templecombe Station Volunteers comments: "The station is a focal point in the village as it has extensive gardens including mature shrubs and flower beds and an impressive statue relating to Templecombe's history and this is something which passers-by often comment on. When we started to clear the area and realised what support there was from the local community we thought we'd make it our aim to once again win best station and put Templecombe station back on the map".

"I'd like to express our thanks to local businesses and groups including Dikes of Stalbridge and Thales for their support and enthusiasm for this project, as well as the whole team at Castle Gardens in Sherborne as they have provided sound and practical advice when we've needed to brush up on our gardening skills. We hope everyone will wish us luck for next year's "Best Station Awards", finished Meg.

Photo Caption - Back row left to right back - Christine Hillman, Christine Scott, Margaret Clark, Shirley Pettit, Front row Left to Right - Meg Hall, Alison Clements, Rita Moody, Richard Pettit.

For further information about Templecombe Station Volunteers please contact their new Chairman Christine Hillman on 01963 370279

For further information about Castle Gardens which is part of The Gardens Group please visit www.thegardeneronline.co.uk or call 01935 814633.

(154) October 2011

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