At Boughton we firmly believe in the power of green spaces to inspire, encourage and curate positive experiences for people. In conjunction with this we care greatly about soil health and its structure, understanding that resilient and healthy plant growth starts from the ground up, much like the foundations of a person’s positive metal health. We believe that nature is truly wonderful, and supporting initiatives that utilise outdoor spaces to build communities, develop skills and focus on positive outputs is a core value in how we operate.
Working closely with award winning landscape Architects Bowles & Wyer, particularly John Wyer, CEO and Jeff Stephenson, Head of Maintenance, we are thrilled to have teamed up to donate over 7.5k litres of our bagged single sourced BLS 40 screened natural topsoil mixed with organic compost, alongside our Subsoil, to the Lemon Pip Garden, a community-run urban garden at The Abbey Centre, in the heart of Westminister, Central London.
Like Boughton, Bowles & Wyer passionately work with organisations that they feel in tune with and support charities that are close to their hearts. The Lemon Pip Garden project is a great initiative that delivers on the promise of a better future for communities through embracing the power of nature.
The opportunity to work together on this scheme developed from a four decade long professional relationship between Jason Lock, Business Development Manager at Boughton, and John Wyer, having worked together on many projects to date. Having been looking for an opportunity to collaborate together, The Lemon Pip Garden provided the perfect chance.
Jason comments, “When the opportunity to support this initiative presented itself to Boughton, it was a no brainer to get involved. Supporting communities through the power of green spaces is a high priority for the business, one that both John and I share equally. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between both businesses as we look to work together across projects in 2023 and beyond.”
The bags of donated soil were delivered onsite by haulage and logistics specialists D&G Noble, a customer of our sister company Bennie Equipment. Seen in the images utilising a Terberg Kinglifter truck mounted forklift, supplied by Bennie Equipment as the official UK distributor for Kinglifter’s, to manoeuvre the pallets of 25L bagged products to their desired inner-city location. It’s great to see fellow Bennie Group companies working together to make an impact on this donation, and we thank D&G Noble for their excellent service.
About Lemon Pip Garden
Opening in Spring 2023, the Lemon Pip Garden is an inclusive, community-run urban garden at The Abbey Centre in the heart of Westminster.
The garden welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds, creating an outdoor space for people to spend time together and with nature. This is a special place run by and for local people; a place to connect socially, share and develop skills, or simply to take some time-out, outside.
Inspired by the resilience of the two original lemon trees that seeded, grew and have stood here for many years, the garden is a positive and inspiring environment that encourages everyone to get involved and help shape its future for the benefit of the whole community.
About the Abbey Centre:
Supporting the vibrant communities of south Westminster
The Abbey Community Association is a charity established to support the communities of south Westminster, central London, to improve their quality of life. They offer a wide range of activities and courses to help address the needs of local people. These include exercise and dance classes, training and employment support, arts and social activities, and more.
They also provide various volunteering opportunities to support people into employment and work in partnership with organisations, that share our values, to promote improved health and wellbeing for local residents and families.