To date, most of the gardening at Grindleford Station has been on a flower bed running along Platform 1. However, over the past few months we have been planning a transformation to the area beside platform 2. We now have a lovely bug hotel and herb garden, to give our pollinators and other insect somewhere to live and feed.
We are very grateful to our community partners in this activity:
- Children from Grindleford Primary School, who designed the bug hotel
- Peak Park Conservation Volunteer rangers at Brunts Barn (a Peak District National Park Authority group), who supported FoGS in the planning stages, offered up their facilities to be used for the design stage and helped with the build, then transported the bug hotel to site
- Home Farm Trust, who helped us to clear the area of weeds (and who helped us in the early stages of developing the Platform 1 garden, too)