Silver gilt success for Boston at In Bloom awards - and gold for school

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Boston has been awarded a silver gilt medal at the East Midlands in Bloom awards - which also saw big success for one of our schools.

Boston West Academy won a gold medal and the best school garden award at a ceremony in Nottingham today.

The grade for Boston is one higher than last year, and is just one below the top gold award.

Judges came to the town on July 18 - with a concerted campaign from the Boston In Bloom Partnership drawing in many volunteers to help make the town look its best.

Boston won one of the 23 silver gilt medals handed out across the East Midlands.

It sits in the ‘large town’ category where fellow silver gilt winners included Melton Mowbray, Newark, Sleaford, Buxton and Louth.

Each entry was judged during on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the community.

In total 29 other schools across the East Midlands had competed for the best school garden.

Jeff Bates, chairman of East Midlands in Bloom said: “This year we saw record numbers enter the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition.

“The RHS Britain in Bloom competition is now 50 years old, and we continue to meet new groups in our region, who want to improve and maintain their locality.

“The awards are given in recognition for all the hard work, time, and dedication to enrich the environment where we all live. We are also very grateful for the support from business, which enables us to continue each year.”

Representatives from Boston were at the awards ceremony at Lark Hill Village, Clifton, today to hear the good news.