Local Competitions Results 2019

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom said, "It was very pleasing and rewarding that the local competition entries were considerably up this year, but not at the expense of quality. Thank you to all who entered and made this a very successful year for the Town. Eleven local organisations also gave their time to judge - a task which they found challenging!

There have been many comments on how good Wimborne looks again with vibrant hangings baskets and flowing planters and this all helps to make the Town a choice destination and, for those who live here, a great environment. Our thanks to Beecroft Nurseries, who again supplied the baskets and to Dutch Touch who planted up all the flower towers, planters and window boxes and have carried out the watering and maintenance all of which has ensured that the Town looks its very best. Their support for the 'In Bloom' campaign is superb."

The prizes will be presented at Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough, Wimborne Minster on Saturday 21st September 2019 at 2.30pm for the Art and Poetry Competitions and at 3.15pm for the Main Competition.

Main Competition

1. BEST SHOP - Window Display to interpret – 'Wimborne in Bloom' (Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)
1 Friends of Victoria Hospital Charity Shop
2 Tickles & Co.
3 Lewis Manning Charity Shop
2. BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY – BUSINESS PREMISES
2a. Public House – within Town boundary (Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)
1 The Rising Sun
2 The Oddfellows Arms
3 The Coach and Horses
2b. Public House – Country District within 3 miles of Town (Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)
1 The Stocks Inn
2 The Old Inn
2c. Business Premises (not entered in 2a or 2b) (Trophy presented by The Rising Sun)
1 Nicholas O’Hara
2 Riverside Café
3 Village Green Café
HC Douch & Small
3. BEST GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHERE AN ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID (Trophy presented by Cllr & Mrs Robin Cook Town Mayor & Mayoress 2006-2007)
1 Priest House Museum and Garden
2 Wimborne Model Town
4. BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN (Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug)
=1 Memorial Garden at Allenbourn Middle School
=1 Memorial Garden at Merley House
3 Memorial Garden at the Royal British Legion
HC The Minster Churchyard
5. BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS (Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)
1 St John's First School
2 Pamphill First School
3 Wimborne First School
6. BEST FRONT GARDEN
6a. Annual, Perennial or Mixed (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International, in memory of Alec Moore)
1 32 Greenhays Rise (Geoffrey Barnard & Julia Cornborough)
2 10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
=3 9 Pye Lane (Carole Crease)
=3 13 Venator Place (Anthony Hannam)
HC 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
6b. First-time Entry (Trophy presented by the Residents of Coppercourt Leaze)
1 27 Grove Road (Judith Sales)
2 7 Fairfield Road (Rita Jarrett)
3 23 King Street (Denise Ramsey)
7. BEST BACK GARDEN (Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs. Ivy Ellis - Town Mayor 2002 - 2003)
1 7 Bourne Court (Roger Baker)
=2 15 Minster View (Martyn & Kathy Curtler)
=2 32 Oakley Hill (Pam Johnson)
HC Le Petit Prince (Susan Russell)
8. BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL/NURSING HOMES (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 Meadow Point, New Borough
2 Webster Court, Avenue Road
3 Pye Lane
HC Charles Keightley Court
9. PRIVATE DWELLING
9a. Best Hanging Basket (Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery)
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
3 35 Merley House Holiday Park (Diana Matthews)
9b. Best Overall Display – Hanging and/or wall baskets, tubs or containers (Trophy presented by Joy Stride)
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
3 13 Venator Place (Anthony Hannam)
HC 1 Coppercourt Leaze (Sue Cook)
10. WEST BOROUGH CHALLENGE – Best floral display (baskets, pots, window boxes or front garden) at the front of a house or business premises on West Borough (Trophy presented by Margaret Walker)
1 17 West Borough (Susie Gatrell)
2 35 West Borough (Anne Hodgkinson)
=3 31 West Borough (Susan Dibben)
=3 78 West Borough (Amelia Hampton)
11. BEST ALLOTMENT (Trophy presented by Brian & Val Baker)
1 Allotment 14 St Catherines (June Bealing)
=2 Plot 43 The Leaze (Martyn Curtler)
=2 Allotment 5 St Catherines (Terrence Ware)
HC Plot 53 The Leaze (Tony Walters)
12. BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING A TOWN SIGN (Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)
1 The Tree Stump, Station Road (Keith Bartlett & Christine Oliver)
2 Cranborne Road (John & Ann Burden)
3 Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)

Art and Poetry Competitions

The Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions have again received many excellent entries from all age groups and were of an exceptionally high standard giving the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners. The theme this year was 'Sight and sounds of Wimborne Minster'.

winning contestants

Wimborne in Bloom has been delighted with the continued and positive response from local schools. Entries were received from Wimborne First, St John's, Pamphill, and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted over 400 entries with the Children's Poetry Competition attracting over 50 entries.

Adult Art
1st PLACE LEE JAMES
2nd PLACE ANDY SMITH
3rd PLACE CHRISTINE OLIVER
Adult Poetry
1st PLACE ALEX PATTERSON
2nd PLACE GILL HAWKINS
3rd PLACE MIKE LAWRENCE
Children Art: Reception
1ST PLACE FREYA CLARK
2ND PLACE FREYA MASON
3RD PLACE BETHANY PARKER-ROSE
4TH PLACE LILY-MAI DAMER
HIGHLY COM OSCAR FRIPP
Children Art: Years 1 and 2
1ST PLACE GEORGIA NORRISH
2ND PLACE WILLIAM McDONALD
3RD PLACE JACK HOLT
4TH PLACE JUDE HULL
5th PLACE FINLEY YARROW
Children Art: Year 3 and 4
1ST PLACE LILLY McNAMARA
2ND PLACE DANIEL SHINE-JONES
3RD PLACE MATILDA MELLOR
HIGHLY C ALEXANDER GLIDE
HIGHLY C NICOLE STYLEANOU
Children Art: Senior School Up to 13
1ST PLACE MATT KING
2ND PLACE MACEY ORCHARD ROSE
3RD PLACE ANTONIA FOX
4TH PLACE EVE NEBEL
Children Art: Senior School Over 14
1ST PLACE JAKE TURNER
2ND PLACE RUBY CONROY
3RD PLACE DAISIE HATCHER
Children Poetry: Group 1
1ST PLACE CAMILLE JOHNSON
2ND PLACE RUBY WHITE
Children Poetry: Group 2
1ST PLACE SOPHIA MARTIN-POPP
2ND PLACE LEON GITTINS
3RD PLACE DARCI NORRISH