Wimborne in Bloom is a completely voluntary organisation run by a small committee. It arranges a number of fundraising events during the year. It receives grants from Wimborne Minster Town Council and East Dorset District Council and also receives support from local traders, individuals and garden centres and nurseries in the surrounding area. It needs to raise around £19,000 a year to provide plants, planters, hanging baskets and has a contract with a local firm to undertake the planting, watering and maintenance of some 80 planters around the town.

How you can help

Keeping Wimborne an attractive place to live in and visit is a year round activity.

The easiest regular task - requiring minimal effort, with no need to register as a volunteer beforehand, and no long term commitment - is to help any discarded can, bottle or wrapper find its proper final resting place in a suitable waste or recycling bin. On any given day the level of involvement need only be one discarded item per person per trip into town, that's it!

If you can help for a few hours, maybe one or two times per year, there are several tasks involved in making each of the fund raising and maintenance events run smoothly. If you feel that you can spare a few hours, contact the Chairman, Richard Nunn, who will be only to happy to assign you such a task!

We are always open to suggestions for improvements and new projects, if you have something in mind - let us know.

And finally - You are always welcome at any of the fund raising events held throughout the year, your continued support at these events is what makes the whole enterprise possible.

Planters on Minster Green, Wimborne Minster

Picture: Planters on Minster Green, Wimborne Minster