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We’ve teamed up with B&Q and local children to plant a new garden at Sevenoaks

News   •  Jun 01, 2016 04:57 BST

Sevenoaks station has enjoyed a summer makeover as Southeastern, B&Q Larkfield and Sevenoaks Primary School transform its outside area to create a pleasant station experience for passengers.

The local home improvement store donated materials to ensure Sevenoaks station was looking its best for the start of summer as passengers travel through the network.

The station has a grassy bank next to the front entrance and station employees asked for help turning the space into something a little more spectacular. With help from B&Q Larkfield and green-fingered pupils at Sevenoaks Primary School, the station now has a blossoming display of colourful bedding plants, shrubs and lupins which will bloom over the summer months.

The makeover has been captured on a 90 second film as part of our #AmazingJourneys series -

The series of short films are available on YouTube and show some of the more quirky stories from across the Southeastern network.

Dan Morrison, Station Manager for Sevenoaks said: “We take great pride in our station and getting involved with our local community. We’re extremely grateful to B&Q Larkfield for their generosity and support making this happen and the pupils at Sevenoaks Primary School for helping us to make the garden look so colourful.”

Local B&Q Larkfield donated a wide range of gardening equipment including flowers, spades, heavy planters and children’s gardening gloves and watering cans, with staff advising on the design of the area and getting involved with planting out.

Nikolas Fowden, Unit Manager at B&Q Larkfield, said: “Many of us at the store were really keen to get involved and support our local community. It was also lovely to see the next generation of gardeners enjoy getting creative outdoors as much as we do!”

Wendy Lissenden, Teaching Assistant at Sevenoaks Primary School said; “It was great to be involved in the project. It’s really important for us and the children to care for and make a difference in the environment, as well as taking a wider interest in the local community.”

Passengers visiting the station can enjoy the summer makeover with the blossoming flowers and vibrant colours at the entrance to the ticket office.