Droxford station’s open day

Droxford station from the gardens.
Droxford station from the gardens.
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Talking of trains, tomorrow is open day at the old Droxford station on the former Meon Valley line. Tony Williams, the present owner, is opening the station and the superb gardens from 11am to 4pm.

It is an ideal day out for railway enthusiasts and gardeners alike. As well as looking around his mature gardens, you can walk the platforms and visit the rebuilt signal box as well as buy plants.

Tea and cake will be available. The entrance is in Station Road opposite The Hurdles pub.

It is all for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Admission is £3.50.

I will be there from 11am to 1pm as well so do introduce yourself.

I’m leaving early because later that afternoon my three-year-old granddaughter Verity is appearing on the Kings Theatre stage so heaven forbid if I’m not there!