A St Newlyn East railway attraction has opened a new station with the help of horticulturalists.

Lappa Valley has been working with Trebah Garden, near Falmouth, to create a new space planted with a sub-tropical feel in time for the Easter holidays.

Keith Southwell, owner of Lappa Valley, said: “This is the first new platform to open at Lappa Valley in nearly 30 years, so we felt it’s important to do something special. 

“We’re very fond of Trebah Garden, and we’ve enjoyed working alongside the team to share a flavour of their sub-tropical Cornish garden in the heart of our secret world of play and trains. 

“Thank you to Jon, Darren and the team at Trebah for helping to make our new platform even more extraordinary.”

Trebah Halt launch ( )

Jon Cummins, CEO of Trebah Garden, said: “We are delighted to be working in conjunction with Lappa Valley and to help them create and open a new station on the Newlyn Downs branch line in their anniversary year. 

“To be able to share some special plants from Trebah and bring some of the sub-tropical look and feel of one of Cornwall’s great gardens to Lappa as a much-loved family attraction in north Cornwall was an idea we couldn’t pass up.”