Figure at Spalding Railway Station celebrates Flower Parade legacy
A rabbit figure is greeting passengers as they arrive at Spalding Railway Station - and celebrates the legacy of the Flower Parade.
The new Alice in Wonderland themed addition is a metal structure covered with moss rather than the traditional tulip heads - and is sporting a waistcoat featuring Moulton Mill, tulip fields and mascot Tulipa.
Springfields Horticultural Society CEO David Norton and Stitch Witch’s Melissa Reid teamed up to help design and realise the Flower Parade tribute, while Andy Boynton and the garden team from Springfields have helped with plants, trees, shrubs and flowers at the station.
Jan Whitbourn, part of a team sprucing the station up, said: “The gardens are beginning to look amazing, the plants we have been given by many organisations are now flourishing, it feels good to be part of this project and to be able to see visually the prettiness of the garden coming into shape.
“It felt great to be working on the rabbit, it took me back to my flower parade days when pinning thousands of tulips onto structures, only this time it was moss!”
The project has also been supported by Anthony and Linda Casson - on watering duties - and Wendy Martin who, along with her son, donated plants from her garden.
To offer support, call Jan on 07779895388.