Funding from the Royal Horticultural Society’s three-year Greening Grey Britain programmed has helped to transform a neglected open space.
Boston’s Doughty Quay enhancement project was one of a number of successful projects to receive RHS funding of £500.
Using this funding, and a £200 grant from Western Power Distribution, the site has been transformed by volunteers into a haven for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Nectar-rich plants such as Verbena Bonariensis, Wild Marjorum, Bergenia and Scabies ‘Butterfly Blue’ have been selected for the site, which is located next to Haven Bridge.
Special thanks go to Community Payback for clearing the site and helping with landscaping, as well as Thistles Nursery and members of the Boston in Bloom team. The support of Alison Findlay, RHS Community Outreach Advisor, was also greatly appreciated.