Britain in Bloom judges arrived in Wimborne Minster this morning on Tuesday 4 August to decide the fate of the town’s place in the 2015 finals. The two judges, Jeff Bates and Sue Wood, were greeted by the Mayor and members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee at the Town Hall in West Borough before commencing their two and a half hour tour of the town and its well-tended foliage.
In the square, they were treated to a selection of tunes by Verwood Concert Brass band, which played on through the drizzle, surrounded by towers of flowers and several interested bystanders. At 10am sharp, the judges were officially welcomed by town crier Chris Brown, who delivered a stirring proclamation from the green by the Minster.
Wimborne last made it to the National Finals three years ago in 2012, when it won the Small Town Title for the first time. This is the fifth time they have been in the National Finals since the Wimborne in Bloom Committee was founded in 1992.
The results will be announced at an awards ceremony this October. Fingers crossed!