Bloomin' great Boston boosts
More people are recognising the beneficial impact of Boston in Bloom and showing their faith in the project by backing it with cash.
The 2018 campaign has received major boosts from the White Hart Hotel and Boston Seeds.
The Coaching Inn Group, which owns The White Hart Hotel, is making £2,000 available. It is hoped this will help complete the Art Deco-style garden in Central Park, helping mark its centenary in 2019
Boston Seeds has made £1,000 worth of seed and bulbs available to the Bloom group to enhance the local environment.
And Dudley Bryant and Ralph Ottey are giving £2,000 in tranches for planters, trees and an arts project.
Alison Fairman, chairman of Boston in Bloom, said: "It's fantastic that local companies and individuals are recognising the value of Boston in Bloom and its impact on the town and the local community."
Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for open spaces said: "With the East Midlands in Bloom awards just round the corner, it's brilliant news that local businesses are backing Boston in Bloom. We are grateful for their generous support, particularly at the current time of austerity when public resources are very limited ."
Boston will be hoping for its third gold award in September when it hosts the East Midlands in Bloom presentations at Boston Stump. In Bloom judges toured the town last month (July) to assess it and commented afterwards that they had been impressed. Since Boston first entered the competition it has received a bronze, silver, silver gilt and two gold awards.