Nature abhors a vacuum – and when you get helping hands to fill a space, look at what happens.
The transformation of the sad and neglected area at the side of the B&M store near Boston’s St Botolph’s footbridge began only four years ago.
Volunteers from Boston in Bloom, North Sea Camp and grounds staff from Boston Borough Council were given the go ahead to try to improve the area.
Rubble, rubbish, weeds and litter were removed, brickwork repaired and the soil improved before planting began.
Look at it now – an attractive and mature garden area that is a haven for wildlife and so close to the bustling town centre.
The design added multi-space nesting boxes and a multi-story bug sanctuary.
This quiet corner of Boston then had a memories mosaic added, made by artists helped by members of a local dementia group.
The garden has been on the route of the in-bloom judges. Boston has recorded four top gold awards.
Alison Fairman, chairman of Boston in Bloom said: “’The planting of these beds, with advice from Jeni Cairns, an RHS exhibitor and Transported Arts, has turned a wilderness into a charming area. Hundreds of people pass through daily to get to the Market Place and the stations. Bloom wanted to give them an joyful experience as they hurry by.”