Amberley Transforms Garden for Boston Children’s Charity

Kind-hearted volunteers from Amberley Labels have built a new garden for St Thomas’ Children’s Centre, a children’s charity in Boston, Lincolnshire. 

Kind-hearted volunteers from Amberley Labels have built a new garden for St Thomas’ Children’s Centre, a children’s charity in Boston, Lincolnshire. 

The garden, which features a bug hotel and vegetable patch, was designed by the children at St Thomas’ Children’s Centre, Boston, and built by the volunteers from Amberley Boston, part of the Coveris Group.

The volunteers, who were members of Amberley Labels’ Green Team, approached St Thomas’ Children’s Centre with plans to transform an unused space at the centre into a wildlife garden.

Neil Stubbs, Digital Printer and member of Amberley Boston’s Green Team, explained: “We wanted to undertake a long-term sustainability project for a local charity which is where the idea for the garden came from.”

“I was particularly keen to involve the children who would be using the garden throughout the process, so we asked them to come up with some ideas which we incorporated into the build. One child even suggested a rollercoaster like the ones at Alton Towers but sadly we were unable to fulfil this particular request!”

The children also created posters and helped collect grass and bark to build the bug hotel.

As part of the project, Amberley Labels and a local building merchant donated materials such as topsoil and wood. Boston-based gardening firms Growing Wild and Bell’s Gardening kindly donated plants, wild flowers and seeds.

Staff at St Thomas’ Children’s Centre have already started growing fruit and vegetables to teach the children about healthy eating and where food comes from. 

Centre Manager Emma Blanchard said: “This garden will provide excellent educational opportunities for the children, and they really enjoyed being involved in the design and planning process!”.

Amberley Labels will continue to work with the centre to maintain the garden and provide other support.