© 2023 Thistles Market Garden Site sponsor: John Marshall
Advent to Christmas 2022 - Decorations, wreath
and cake making!
Hanging the Thistles made fat
balls to attract birds for the
RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch!
Members of the Group, Staff and Friends gathered for
a farewell Christmas lunch and presented retiring
Thistles Manager Liz Judge with a beautiful gift!
Maintenance & Planting Preparation!
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Visitors from Scott
Thistles minibus driver
Steve upon his
First cut! ‘One man
went to mow…’
Spring has sprung!
Planting the potatoes!
Thistles Market Garden Ltd
Sutterton, Lincolnshire, UK
Due to Liz’ well deserved retirement in February, we
welcomed new manager Michael Burgess who has
‘taken over the reins’.
Michael has a long history of working with
people with disabilities, including learning
disabilities, physical disabilities and acquired
brain injuries; having worked for adult care
for the last 26 years. Michael has managed
various community supported living
environments and day centres, namely Manning Court,
Field street, Kirton community base and BOSSCAT - more
latterly managing Scott House in Boston.
“I am a mad Boston United fan, which is where I spend
most of my Saturdays. I have 5 Children, the oldest being
27, the youngest being 15. My dad Jim once worked for
Thistles, who you might know and also my partner Shelly
managed Thistles before Liz took it over. I also have a
brother with learning disabilities and a son on the autistic
Lastly, I would like to say I am looking forward to the
challenge of carrying on the excellent work Liz has done
over the years to make Thistles a success. I will be looking
at promoting our service even further in the future and
ensuring it is a place where people feel safe, secure and
can have fun”.