A Wisbech woman has been chosen to receive a year’s worth of free lawn treatments after the loss of her husband in 2020.

Nominated by her daughter Rachel Edwards, Pauline Mackman will have her garden transformed. 

GreenThumb will be treating Pauline’s lawn as part of their ‘Share The Lawn Love’ campaign which will now see them treat over 160 lawns nationwide, free of charge in 2023. 

Pauline's husband died in 2020 and since then it’s been difficult for her to maintain the garden.

The lawn was her partner’s pride and joy and Pauline is keen to return it to its former glory.  

Rachel was delighted to receive a year’s worth of lawn treatments for her mum.

She said: “Since my cad passed, it’s been a big undertaking for my mum to look after the lawn, but I know she wants to keep it looking nice, as it was my dad’s favourite place to spend time.

"I know the GreenThumb treatments will make a massive difference and really allow her to enjoy the garden again this summer.” 

Paul Edwards, managing director at GreenThumb, said: “We’re proud to be able to help local people, just like Pauline at a time when transforming lawns into green sanctuaries will have an even greater impact on the wellbeing of the recipients.” 

All nominees were selected by volunteers of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme or the National Garden Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

The Wisbech branch addded: “Everyone deserves to enjoy their outdoor space - whether it’s a quiet place to recuperate or somewhere for the kids to play.

"We’re so excited to see the positive effects that the treatments will have on not only the people who live here, but their friends and family too.” 

Both these long-established organisations raise money for nursing and health charities through the opening of private gardens, charging affordable admissions and serving tea and cake to raise funds for the likes of Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland.