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Wimborne In Bloom Open Gardens Day Success

Wimborne in Bloom Open Gardens Day on Sunday 30th June has been deemed another success story.

Twenty Gardens in and around the Town of Wimborne Minster
were open from 11.00am until 5.00pm. Visitors paid £7.50 at the first garden
visited which then covered the visit to all the gardens.

Les Halton, Wimborne in Bloom Committee Member who Organisers and
Co-ordinates the day said, “After we had the Spring Collection of Gardens
open in May we wondered how the second opening in the same year would go. We
need not have worried because the day was a great success. After the early
rain and the football later this could easily have had an effect on numbers
attending but we still had over 400 visitors. Trade was also brisk at the
Gardens where Teas were sold”.

Les continued, “A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the day such
a success from those who opened their gardens, those who provided Teas in
five of the venues, all the visitors who came from not only Dorset and
Hampshire but much further afield and the support Wimborne in Bloom received
from Christopher Batten which was so much appreciated.

Although the final figures are yet to be confirmed  nearly £5,000 will have
been raised on Sunday for Wimborne in Bloom Funds with the total rising to
over £8,000 when the May Garden Opening and associated donations  are taken
into account. All this will go towards the provision of Plants for the
Flower Towers , Planters and Hanging Baskets around the centre of Town and
the watering thereof until the end of summer.

Wimborne in Blooms next event is the Annual Duck Race on August Bank Holiday
Saturday 24th August. Tickets will be on sale in the Town in the days
running up to the Race.