The South and South East in Bloom Awards Ceremony took place at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Friday 14th September with superb results for Wimborne Minster. For the fifth successive year a Gold Award was given and the Town was also the Town category winner for the second year running. Additionally Wimborne Minster was announced as the County Winner, by achieving the highest score of all of the Dorset ‘In Bloom’ entries.
The Judges summary from their visit was:
“The judges visited Wimborne on a warm day and were afforded an equally warm welcome. Wimborne is certainly a Town of flowers with everyone entering into the spirit with floral displays everywhere you looked. Wimborne had pulled out all the stops to show the Town off to its best.”
Wimborne in Bloom Chairman, Richard Nunn, was also delighted and commented that these words reflected what many members of the public have also been saying and letters to the press recently have highlighted the magnificent displays throughout the Town. He added that the public recognition rewarded the hard work and support given by so many people and supporters together with a hard-working Committee. He also thanked Dutch Touch who planted, and have watered, all the planters and Beecroft Nurseries who supplied the hanging baskets – both of these excelled themselves and supported Wimborne in Bloom magnificently.