HomeBeautiful GardensReal gardens: Platform 2, Leamington Spa Station Standing on a station platform is normally something we do reluctantly. It isn’t really an activity you would wish to draw out. Unless of course, you are waiting for a train at Leamington Spa station. Then you might will your train to be late so you can wander a little longer around the beautiful platform garden, created by a team of volunteers. This week, the station garden beat off competition from rolling country estates to win the Country Life Awards, in association with Waitrose. Thirty volunteers work on the platform garden, and have created a long lawn, flower beds and a 164ft herbaceous border. There is also a yew hedge and three plum trees. Seeing the underdog triumph in such a prestigious national competition is heart-warming, and should encourage more gardeners to take up spades and beautify the places many of us know far better than our own gardens. As a mildly embittered commuter myself, I envy those passengers waiting on platform 2. Share this:ShareClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Object in the image Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.