Hoping to flower with success is Boston’s In Bloom team as it announces the judging route for this year.
The Royal Horticultural Society judges only allocate two-and-a-half hours for their Boston tour and some fresh elements have been introduced in line with feedback from judges when the town received a silver gilt award last year.
The route will take in the Butterfly Hospice grounds, Willoughby Road allotments, Wide Bargate, Memorial Gardens, Central Park entrance, Pescod Square, Market Place, Town Bridge, Custom House Quay, Fydell House, Pilgrims’ Patch and the Boston West Academy.
Ian Farmer, Boston Borough Council’s partnerships and sustainability manager, said: “The allocation of only two and half hours, excluding the presentation and meeting the press, presents practical difficulties. Travel time needs to be minimised to maximise time at individual features”.
Despite the time constraints Boston in Bloom chairman Alison Fairman, pointed out that the team was keen to ‘freshen things up’.
She said: “We’ve altered around a third of the route to incorporate the Butterfly Hospice grounds, Willoughby Road allotment site and Pilgrims’ Patch, and, hopefully, more private gardens.”
The team also hints there are number of projects in the pipeline designed to make Boston greener which will be unveiled in the coming months.