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Can you help with Boston's Pilgrims' Patch Project?

A team of dedicated volunteers are to start work on another community garden project in Boston. This time Boston Greenscapers will turn their attentions to Pilgrims' Patch and 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 to begin work on Tuesday, April 7. They will be there every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. No experience is necessary and tools, equipment, training and refreshments will be provided. Please ensure your 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.

Based on feedback from residents, the design for Pilgrims' Patch will be informal, in a cottage and woodland style, including planters and an archway with plants that give year-round colour, are scented and attract wildlife.
A Victorian-themed garden, drawn out by the use of a wrought iron archway/pergola, Victorian-style planters/urns and using suitable plants favoured by Victorian gardeners, will complement the surrounding buildings and the history of the area.
The large grassed area adjacent to the road and the central pathway will be kept and the grassed and tree areas around the periphery will be the main focus of activity.

An information board - in the same style as the board on the opposite corner of High Street - will be installed outlining the history of the area and the project.

If you want to help contact Greenscapers on 01205 312876 or email bostongreenscapers@hotmail.co.uk