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Wimborne in Bloom

From the end of July to the start of August towns across the country vie with each other to win the coveted prizes for best floral displays in Southern England. Lampposts, railings, roadsides and even bus stops are adorned with decorative plants and flowers, creating a garden like atmosphere throughout each town. The scenes shown here were taken in Wimborne Minster in 2002, around the date of the judging for the Southern England in Bloom competition for that year. All the hard work put in by the volunteers and townsfolk paid off – Wimborne wins the Small Town category of the competition for that year.

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Wimborne also won the Small Town category in the Southern England in Bloom competition in 2003, so was prevented from entering the same category again in 2004 – instead having to enter the Champion of Champions category – against all other category winners! To the great delight of the committee they achieved Gold – overall winners of South and South-East in Bloom. This was rounded off by achieving Silver Gilt in the Small Town category for the Britain in Bloom competition later that same year.


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In the top row of pictures:

  • A private garden, Victoria Rd. (picture)
  • The Jubilee Garden at the Town Hall, planted as a 17th century Physick Garden (picture)
  • Tubs around The Square get some last minute attention before judging starts (picture)
  • The Kings Head Hotel and West Borough (picture)
  • Containers stuffed with plants adorned most road junctions, junction of Rodway and Leigh Rd (picture)

In the bottom row of pictures:

  • A small piece of wilderness garden beside the River Allen, overlooking the cricket ground (picture)
  • Shopfront, The Cornmarket (picture)
  • Shopfront, Corner of Park Lane and East Street (picture)
  • Private residence, West Borough (picture)
  • Private residences, Chapel Lane (picture)

See also: Wimborne Minster

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

directionHolt Heath

directionPoole, Bournemouth, Canford Heath

directionSturminster Marshall, Shapwick

Other sites on the web

Wimborne in Bloom:  Events, results and contact details

The National Gardens Scheme:  check for dates when gardens in this area are open to the public

The Dorset Page:   Wimborne Minster – local information and links to further resources on the web

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk:   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Wimborne in Bloom in this gallery were captured at high resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 061
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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