Work gets under way on latest gardening project

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Community news and events from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

A team of volunteers yesterday (Tuesday) started work on another community garden project in Boston.

This time Boston Greenscapers are turning their attentions to Pilgrims’ Patch to give it a makeover in line with views gathered during consultation with the public.

The area is on John Adams Way, between the Salvation Army hall and the British Red Cross building, and more volunteers are welcome to join the Greenscapers. They will be there every Tuesday from 1.30-4.30pm.

No experience is necessary and tools, equipment, training and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are advised to ensure their tetanus vaccination is up to date and wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing including a waterproof jacket.

The Pilgrims’ Patch Project is a partnership between the Greenscapers, Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the Salvation Army, funded by the People’s Health Trust.

The Patch was formerly part of a Victorian walled garden prior to the building of John Adams Way and the aim is to rejuvenate it to become a part of Boston’s in-bloom entry in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category.

The Greenscapers received the highest-level ‘outstanding’ award last year from the 
Royal Horticultural Society for their work on Custom House Quay, the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex 
community garden and other projects in the town.