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Wasteland transformed into garden

Boston's newest community space gets its official unveiling by the Mayor next month (August).

The garden at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex which had been a derelict area of waste ground

It will mark the end of a massive volunteer effort to turn a derelict area of land behind the training pool at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex into a relaxing community garden complete with water feature, benches and planting, including fruit bushes and herbs.

A large patio area has been created and existing slabs relaid and tons of pink granite barrowed in to make stable walking and planting areas.

Most of the work was done by volunteer gardeners from Boston Greenscapers, with support from Boston Borough Council, local contractors and Geoff Moulder staff.

The majority of plants for the garden were provided by B and Q at a substantial discount. The garden has been financed by the Lincolnshire Health and Well Being Fund and will be used to promote the benefits of edible gardening as well as doubling up as an attractive space for outdoor fitness classes. It is open to centre users and staff.

The garden was a main contender for this year's bid by Greenscapers for a Britain in Bloom In Your Neighbourhood award. Judges visited the garden and Custom House Quay, where the Greenscapers have also been hard at work. Last year Boston Greenscapers achieved a level 3 award and hope to improve on that position this year.

The garden will be opened by Mayor, Cllr Paul Kenny, at 12.30pm on Thursday, August 15.

GMLC back area before makeover Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

The derelict area of waste ground prior to the transformation