A green-fingered seven-year-old boy has brightened up a platform at a railway station by creating his own garden.

Lenz Haring, from Harrow, developed a passion for horticulture after decorating his grandmother Geraldine Auerbach’s garden with lilies, roses, chrysanthemums and pansies.

However, having exhausted all the available space on her lawn, he was soon on the lookout for new pastures.

After passing Northwick Park Metropolitan Line Station, in Northwick Avenue, Harrow, one day in June, he noticed four raised beds that were covered in grass and weeds.

Ms Auerbach says staff at the station were “full of enthusiasm” about the idea of Lenz tending to the beds and the pair immediately set to work by planting an array of Lavender and Campanulas, as well as a Lemon Geranium, some Rosemary and pink Cape Daisies from their garden at home.

Northwick Park Garden Group and staff at Wyevale, a garden centre in Headstone Lane, soon began to help by donating bulbs and Ms Auerbach has been “surprised” by the positive reaction her grandson’s project has received by members of the public.

She said: “Passengers have been all smiles and very complimentary. One said how friendly it looked and another remarked how nice it was to sit next to the lavender.

“Another commuter brought a hose for the project and connected it so we could make sure the plants survived. Some passengers offered to help by bringing some plants.

“Lenz loves gardening and was in his element planning where they should go and getting involved in all the planting.”

Have you seen Lenz's garden at the station? Send pictures to rachel.russell@london.newsquest.co.uk