Walkden Station “In Bloom” !

The platform before ...
The platform before …
... and after
… and after !
FOWS volunteers with the new planters
The FOWS gardening team
FOWS volunteers at work
FOWS volunteers at work
FOWS volunteers at work

FOWs volunteers were out in force to brave the traditional Bank Holiday rain and install three large steel planters on Walkden station platform.

The planters have been paid for by a Salford City Council “In Bloom” grant, and are filled with a colourful variety of perennials, evergreens and summer bedding plants. The planters were constructed by local engineers J. Hughes and the plants & materials were supplied by Linnyshaw Garden Centre in Walkden, who also provided planning help and advice to FOWS.

Despite the wet weather the FOWS enjoyed a busy morning on the station, ferrying some 30 bags of gravel, 1500 litres of compost and 100 plants up the flight of 40 steps from the road. We were particularly pleased by the bi-partisan support offered to us by local councillors and candidates from both Conservative and Labour parties, putting aside their political differences to actively help improve the area’s facilities.

The three planters on the station will shortly be joined by four more on the pavement outside the nearby Walkden Road shops. FOWS and the Walkden Road Traders Group combined for the planning and delivery of this scheme which we hope will make a welcome, positive difference to this corner of the town.



  1. […] For more details and pictures please click here. […]

  2. Wonderful job FOWS, looks colourful and adds character to the station.

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