The London Road Station Partnership is a group of neighbours living near the lovely nineteenth-century London Road station, just outside the centre of Brighton. In April 2011, we got together with Southern Railway to set up a station community  partnership.

Shady 8.14 close up 8.14 veg garden panoramaWe now garden on two small plots on either side of the station building. In one (triangle on the aerial photo below), we’re growing shade-tolerant ornamental plants  and in the other (blob on the photo), we have edible plants, including a mini-orchard of local apple trees, pears and a plum, in raised beds.

We also run a community composting scheme at the station and are branching out to take on planting and maintenance of the planters at Preston Circus. Watch this video about our associated residents’ association (DRARA) to get a feel for where we are and what we do.

LR Station map w LRSPWe get together regularly to work on the gardens, usually on a TUESDAY between 3pm and 5.30pm. We tend to meet up at the edible plot, by the railway bridge on the south side of the station. We’d be delighted to welcome anybody who’s interested in community gardening, particularly if you live nearby. And get in touch if you’d like to compost your kitchen vegetable waste.

You can contact us at our e-mail address lrsp@hotmail.co.uk or through this blog.

Download our guide to our gardens and other planting projects: LRSP Garden Guide

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  1. London Road Station is a real insider nook of Brighton, and one of my favourite parts of the city. I was delighted to see the planting next to the station, and to learn about the London Road Station Partnership. It’s a great model for stations across the country, especially those in cities, as it provides a welcome fruit and vegetable oasis. Keep up the great work!

    (local resident and vice chair of the London Road Area Local Action Team).

    • Thanks, Charlotte. It really makes a difference to us that people enjoy the gardens and drop by to talk to us. And London Road Station is such a lovely building, making Shaftesbury Place a real focus for the local community.

  2. Pingback: The London Road Station Community Garden « The Preston Circus Project

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