Blooming marvellous result as garden expert helps raise over £900 for Wimborne Community Garden

Top gardening tips were washed down with delicious mulled apple juice accompanied by tasty Dorset apple cake at a hugely successful fundraising event for Wimborne Community Garden.

Over 90 people attended Beaucroft College’s new venue facilities to hear gardening guru, author and RHS Chelsea judge Tamsin Westhorpe share her knowledge on preparing a garden for spring.

Founder of Wimborne Community Garden Jane Benson said: “It was a magical evening: Tamsin held us spell bound; she didn’t lecture but rather ‘chatted’ to us making us feel we are all in this gardening business together and we can all enjoy and revel in its glories together too – it was wonderful.

“The fact that in the process of the evening we raised a staggering £900 was quite extraordinary! This money is going to be put towards our funds for creating an outdoor kitchen in the Community Garden so we can bridge the gap between growing veggies and using them.

“This is a very exciting project and we have Tamsin to thank profusely for setting us off on our way in such great style.”

Tamsin Westhorpe added: “It was wonderful to be back in Dorset where I spent a lot of my horticultural career and I am thrilled to support such a valuable project as Wimborne Community Garden.”