On July 7th 2017 we hosted an assessment visit by Robin Russell from “It’s your neighboughhood” Here are some Friends escorting him around the main garden.

We are delighted to have received many awards over the years, both for the gardens and heritage features of the station buildings.

2016   Heart of England (IYN) Award (Outstanding)

2015   Heart of England (IYN) Award (Merit) leamington-station-gardens-are-outstanding-again-1-7020898

2014:   Heart of England (IYN) Award (Outstanding)

2013: Heart of England (IYN) Award (Outstanding)

To be seen in the Platform 3 waiting room
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Friends” chair Archie Pitts being presented with the award by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman David Wootton in the presence of The Hon Sir William McAlpine Bt, chair of the Railway Heritage Trust

2012: National Railway Heritage Award to Chiltern Railways for major restoration of Art Deco station at Leamington Spa. Friends of Leamington Station were responsible for restoration of many heritage features of this project.

Heart of England (IYN) Award (Outstanding)

2011: Heart of England (IYN) Award (Thriving)

2010: Warwick District Council Environmental Award

2009: Warwick District Council Environmental Award (Outright winner); Heart of England Neighbourhood Award (Merit);

Country Life Best Country Garden in UK. We were featured in the magazine and the Emma Bridgwater plate is copied on one of the posters on Platform 2

2008: Heart of England Neighbourhood Award (Outstanding); Best Station Adoption Group in UK Award (first place), awarded by ACoRP

The Best Station Adoption Group Award in 2008 recognises the other work our Friends group has done at the station: the heritage posters; the roll-of-honour to Great Western Railway employees killed in WWI; restoration of original clock in the booking hall; …

2007: Heart of England Neighbourhood Award (Outstanding); Best Station Garden in UK Award (first place), awarded by ACoRP

2006: Heart of England Neighbourhood Award (Merit); Best Station Garden in UK Award (second place), awarded by Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP)

The list could even have been longer: Some awards do not allow re-entry after winning. RHS / HEIB category allows annual entries..