The South Devon Railway is delighted to have received a Certificate of Recognition from the Royal Horticultural Society. We have a great team of hardworking gardeners at Buckfastleigh station who keep our extensive gardens looking beautiful all year round.
Kay Clark, the RHS’s Community Development Manager, said: “This year an amazing sense of community spirit has enabled people to face the difficulties of this dreadful pandemic together. Through Bloom, It’s Your Neighbourhood, and other community gardening activities you have laid the strong foundations that helped make your communities more resilient in these testing times.
“We know that people have felt closer to nature through lockdown and valued access to green space so much more, and we have heard that people are valuing your work more than ever before. At the RHS and the Bloom Regions and Nations we have been incredibly moved by your stories of courage, creativity and ingenuity in helping your wider communities through this time.
“Even those groups who have not been able to carry out activities this year are still an important part of a wider movement to make all our communities stronger, greener and happier. We want to recognise how important you all are and how valuable your work is with certificates in 2020.
“We hope that 2021 will be kinder to us all, and we look forward to working alongside you all in the year ahead.”