Amazing… we did it!  Huge thank you to students from Capel Manor College (based in Crystal Palace Park) and hugely supportive Overground Crystal Palace Station team for inspiration and help… and creating the best healthy engineering and fabulous flowering tubs for outside the station!

All the adult students were from the short Capel Manor College “The Seasonal Gardener” course who designed, planned and planted! The students worked incredibly fast to make the deadline and have all the plants in perfect pose before the Crystal Palace Festival too!  With limited budget, and shopping at our local DIY Bunnings, they have re-imagined the Crystal Palace Station tubs for healthy living, which all flowers carefully chosen for their health and wellbeing properties.  See guide below of why the flowers were chosen.

The project was part of “Overground in Bloom” from arriva rail. They are both the network rail provider and managers of our Grade II listed Crystal Palace station. This competition is hotly contested and judged all across Overground stations!  This year, Crystal Palace Station is proudly in the contention!   And, it now has new station partners for this and future community projects with Capel Manor College and Friends of Crystal Palace Park, after an epic “Park Nights” event hosted by Crystal Palace Transition Town !

Read all about what plants and WHY they here chose here…

Huge thank you to:

  • Planted by Capel Manor College, Seasonal Gardeners.
  • Funded by Arriva, Crystal Palace Overground Station
  • Friends of Crystal Palace Park
  • … all for “Overground in Bloom”

Find out about latest courses and open days at Capel Manor College and Capel Manor Farm in Crystal Palace Park here! 



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