Trust helps Greenscapers on the patch

Greenscapers chairman Rachel Lauberts (third left) with Prince's Trust volunteers on Pilgrim's Patch.
Greenscapers chairman Rachel Lauberts (third left) with Prince's Trust volunteers on Pilgrim's Patch.

Around a dozen young people from The Prince’s Trust rolled up their sleeves this week to help Boston Greenscapers with their project to transform Pilgrim’s Patch into a Victorian garden.

The green area, alongside John Adam’s Way, was once a Victorian walled garden belonging to the grandparents of the Mayoress of Boston, Coun Alison Austin.

Boston Greenscapers hope to roll back the clock by early next year and were very grateful when young people pitched in to help.

Greenscapers chairman Rachel Lauberts was on site on Monday as the Trust volunteers began work on jobs including edging the grass, mapping trees and testing the soil PH.

Public seats were also being sanded down and they are due to be painted black to match archways that are due to be installed by the end of the month.

Trust volunteer Fiona Stone, 21, from Sibsey, said: “I thought it would be a nice opportunity to meet new people, build up my confidence a bit and get involved in the community.”

Mrs Lauberts said she was delighted the Trust had volunteered its help.