The overnight rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of volunteers who were determined to make Wimborne look its best for the In Bloom competition judging today, Tuesday 8 July.
South and South East In Bloom Competition Judges Matt Wakefield and Derrek Donnison-Morgan were welcomed to the town this morning by the chairman of Wimborne in Bloom, Richard Nunn along with committee members and the Mayor Cllr Andy Hampton.
After Richard explained how the town had worked hard over the last year to maintain the high standard which has led to an impressive list of awards over the years, the judges visited the Physic Garden which is now maintained by Wimborne Militia. Denise Colling, from the Militia was able to explain how much the garden is valued by residents and couples marrying at the town hall.
Matt, who was one of Wimborne’s judges last year said: “Wimborne is well established in the In Bloom competition having entered for around 20 years. As judges we want to see how the town has responded to elements of previous judging reports.
Derrek, making his first official visit to the town, added: “We want to see what progress has been made over the last year. Sustainability is of interest as is seeing how Wimborne in Bloom manages things in the long term in areas such as funding and resources including volunteers’ time.”
New displays in Wimborne this year include four new planters in East Street and two in Rowlands Hill.