The heady days of Lewes Railway Station when its plants and gardens won prizes galore are set to make a comeback.
Under the leadership of Mary Sautter, ‘Lewes Pots and Plants’ working under the auspices of the Community Rail Project have for the past six weeks been stocking up the long neglected planters and the once admired herbaceous border.
This also has a crab apple tree a mulberry tree and wild strawberries in it and station users are welcome to pick their own!
It’s a long term project and Mary’s team is not alone in the scheme because Transition Town Lewes is also involved and is planting up a bed of cut and come again vegetables and herbs. Work is also progressing on the establishment of a wild flower meadow at the far end of the former Uckfield line branch platform. More than 15 local traders are pleased to be sponsoring the idea.
Other firms, such as Hartley Quinn Wilson are making new troughs which will be placed on the platforms contributing to a memorable visit to Lewes and brightening the scene for regular travellers.
The proud local sponsors are: Church Hill Antiques Centre, Hugh Rae, Cheese Please, Marston Barrett, The Volunteer, Gorringes, Louis Potts, Bright Ideas, Lewes Station Newsagent, Harveys Brewery, Lewes Garden Centre, W.F.Bruce and the Panda Garden Chinese restaurant.
Mary’s green-fingered team includes Lindsay Anderson and and Stephen Catlin.