Garden centre steps in to help brighten up Keynsham Station

Published on: 05 Feb 2016

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February 2016

A Keynsham garden centre has jumped on board efforts to brighten up the town’s train station by sponsoring baskets along the platform.

Wyevale Garden Centre, at Hicks Gate, has signed up to provide compost and plants for the seven containers, starting with a colourful display for the summer.

Volunteers from Keynsham in Bloom Community Group, which has maintained the planters for the past few years, say they are delighted with the new partnership, which will last for 12 months.

Chair of the group Denise James said: “The troughs have made a big difference in brightening up the station. I am sure many of the commuters appreciate the floral schemes when waiting on the station platform.

“I have passed through the station on a number of occasions and the troughs really do stand out, even when you are travelling through on a train. They are looking particularly bright and colourful at the moment, making the winter months a little more cheerful.”

The garden centre has also donated surplus bulbs to Keynsham in Bloom, which has distributed them to local community groups.

Denise added: “Keynsham in Bloom values the support of all its local sponsors: Keynsham Chamber of Commerce, Estia Consulting, Norton Tax Shops, Timbercraft, Sportscene, Davies & Way, Temple Court and Councillor Lisa O’Brien via the Ward Councillors Initiative Scheme have also helped us to provide seasonal colour with our High Street planters.

"There are still a number of High Street planters that are available for sponsorship, and further details can be obtained via Keynsham Town Council. We are also grateful to Severnside Community Rail Partnership, which is sponsoring the current planting scheme at the railway station.”

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