Wimborne in Bloom is run by a small voluntary 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.

'Young' Wimborne in Bloom

To all young persons ... over the years we have had help from the younger generation particularly Scouts but we are keen to form a 'Young' branch of Wimborne in Bloom, such a group could have their own areas for care and cultivation in addition to being involved in all our events ... would you like to help and be part of the team which strives to keep our Town looking attractive? Please call us if you can help.

Young (and not so young) - How you can help

Throughout the year there are many things that need to be done to make Wimborne an attractive place to live in and visit.

Most of the work takes place during June and July, in the run up to the competitions, we also have smaller working parties during the spring and autumn.

Here are just a few of the things that we always need help with:

If you can spare a few hours to help with the work of the Wimborne in Bloom committee please contact the Chairman, Richard Nunn, who will be only to happy to assign you a task!

You are also always welcome at any of the fund raising events held throughout the year.

Planters on Minster Green, Wimborne Minster

Picture: Planters on Minster Green, Wimborne Minster