Wrabness Station Master’s Garden sits at the top of the hill behind the railway station. It was created in the new millennium and has been beautifully maintained by village volunteers with the support of the www.ESSCRP.org.uk
There is a new addition to The Station Master’s Garden in the shape of ‘The Wildlife Express’ community sculpture designed by Cobnuts Co-operative and fabricated in 2018 by Derek Taylor Engineering Ltd.
The metal steam train was filled with pottery homes for wildlife created by Wix & Wrabness School children to help our struggling garden creatures. It sits well beneath the iconic red and white signal near the two perfectly restored Great Western Railway benches where you can relax between trains.
Please be sure to contact us to help keep a record of any mini-beasts you spot using the ‘Wildlife Express’
Cobnuts would like to thank lottery players for the Arts Council England and ‘Bags of Help’ funding to run the pottery workshops and work creatively with Wix & Wrabness Primary School and Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership during February and March 2018 to produce ceramic bee tubes and habitat for birds and Wrabness garden creatures.
‘Web & Burrows Itd’ – your friendly local invertebrate agent said: The Wildlife Express was installed in the station master’s public garden during April 2018 and will be available for immediate occupation by minibeasts. Superbly located within one of the finest address on the Tendring Peninsula for wildlife. This detached quirky bug home with over 50 bug rooms is within easy walking distance of Wrabness railway station and the Mayflower line.
Specifications: Fabricated steel structure, untreated Oak railway sleeper foundations, handmade bespoke terracotta bug snugs surrounded by a solid cob support.
Visitor info: The Station Master’s Garden, Wrabness, Essex, CO11 2TL Open all year around. Small garden, flat path, fully accessible for wheelchair users