We can all help to make the town blossom

You can help make the town blossom for Boston in Bloom.

That’s the message from the team involved in this year’s push for success in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Awards.

Since first entering the in-bloom competition three years ago Boston has done incredibly well, and that’s all thanks to magnificent efforts by a team of volunteers working with borough council staff.

Alison Fairman, chairman of the Boston in Bloom committee

Volunteers and Boston Borough Council staff have been planting up with geraniums, trailing petunia, salvias, begonias, trailing geraniums, bacopa and more near the Ingram Memorial, Memorial Gardens and the Market Place.

And now you can help do your bit to help impress the judges.

Coun Claire Rylott, the council’s portfolio holder for grounds and open spaces, added: “We would be very grateful if people en route could make sure their gardens are tidy. Make sure litter is picked up from their frontage, or even just sweeping their path may make a huge difference, we need the local support to make Boston bloomin’ great.”

Alison Fairman, chairman of the Boston in Bloom committee, thanked all the volunteers who have worked so hard over the past few months to help improve the town’s appearance.

The same team, including Boston Greenscapers, other volunteer gardeners and litter pickers, South Lincolnshire Horticultural Society, HM Prison North Sea Camp and Boston Borough Council staff helped Boston achieve a silver gilt award last year, an improvement on the previous two years’ silver awards.

They have been busy improving public areas which the Royal Horticultural Society judge will inspect.

Alison said: “Since first entering the in-bloom competition three years ago Boston has done incredibly well, and that’s all thanks to magnificent efforts by a team of volunteers working with borough council staff.”

The judge will tour on Friday, July 17, starting from the Butterfly Hospice and taking in Willoughby Road, south end of Spilsby Road, Tawney Street, Wide Bargate, Strait Bargate, Pescod Square, Market Place, Town Bridge, South Street, Custom House Quay, Fydell House, South Square, Pilgrims’ Patch, Liquorpond Street, Queen Street, Sleaford Road, Rosebury Avenue and Sussex Avenue finishing off at Boston West Academy.