Improvements planned for Pilgrims’ Patch

Pilgrims Patch
Pilgrims Patch

A piece of land known as ‘Pilgrims’ Patch’ (above) is set for a spruce up after a public consultation.

Volunteers from Boston Greenscapers will set to work on the site – which runs alongside John Adams Way between the Red Cross Hall and Salvation Army Citadel.

They aim to make an informal area developed in a woodland cottage garden style including planters and an archway, year-round colour and scents and planting to attract wildlife.

Before John Adams Way was built the site formed part of a Victorian walled garden and its heritage will be reflected with a wrought-iron archway and themed containers and plants.

There will still be a large grassed area next to the road with a pathway.

It is proposed that a wrought-iron archway be commissioned and placed over the pathway near the Salvation Army to act as an enticement into the area. A planted border may also help in clearly defining the two separate areas.

The consultation included all four Placecheck groups and the Salvation Army Citadel adjacent to the site, the Boston in Bloom committee, an online survey, a public display in the council offices in West Street and attendance at the craft market held in the Blenkin Memorial Hall.

Funding for the project will come from the People’s Health Trust.