Green volunteers patch up public area

Volunteers working at Pilgrims Patch
Volunteers working at Pilgrims Patch

A team of volunteers have been working on a community garden project in Boston to give it a makeover.

Boston Greenscapers, following consultation with the public, have been working on Pilgrims Patch, between the Salvation Army Hall and British Red Cross building on John Adams Way.

The 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.

Greenscaper Rachel Lauberts said the project was going well and getting positive feedback.

She said: “We have had some really nice comments from the general public, saying how nice the area is already looking, so much more improved.

“When you get comments like that it makes everything we’re doing worthwhile because at the end of the day we know we’re impriving the town.”

The patch will include a Victorian-themed garden, drawn out by the use of a wrought iron archway, era-themed planters and urns and plants favoured by that period’s gardeners, with the aim of complementing the surrounding area.

An information board will be installed outlining the history of the area and the project.

The work started at the beginning of April and the group has been there every Tuesday since, working on the gardens.

They also gave other volunteers a chance to work on the site, providing tools, equipment, training and refreshments.

If you would like to volunteer, ensure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing, including a waterproof jacket.

Contact Greenscapers on 01205 312876 or email bostongreenscapers@hotmail