The results are out! Wimborne Minster was awarded a Silver Gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals at the Awards ceremony held in Sunderland last Friday.
The hosts included RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon, who gave an address whilst the Master of Ceremonies was James Alexander-Sinclair, garden designer, writer and broadcaster. The Small Town category winners were Ahoghill (Ulster) with one of only two Gold awards in the category. Wimborne in Bloom are very proud that the efforts of so many – committee members, volunteers and supporters have been rewarded with a ‘third equal’ in the UK.
The comments contained in the report glowed for Wimborne and all involved! The Jubilee Garden, Green Man, the Tourist Information Centre, Model Town, Priests House Museum , the Hanham Road underpass wallwrap and Redcotts Recreaton Ground receiving special mention. The report was very complimentary on the ‘remarkable working partnership with the Wimborne BID and the Town Council’ for which Wimborne in Bloom are proud to be an integral member. This partnership and the fund raising initiatives identified Wimborne in Bloom’s approach as ‘unique’.
Commenting, after return from Sunderland, Chairman Richard Nunn expressed his very sincere thanks to all who have helped in any way and was proud that, once again, Wimborne has achieved national recognition. He also thanked South & South East in Bloom who nominated them for the Finals.
However, not resting on laurels, the work goes on and this week will see the removal of the hanging baskets and the Autumn replanting around the Town.
Next events are the Charities Fair on Saturday 14th November and a Coffee Morning on Saturday 21st November.