The Dumbleton Shield, presented to Wimborne in Bloom ten years ago by Mr and Mrs Dumbleton when they retired from their business in The Square has been presented to this year’s winners Mr.& Mrs Brian and Christine Barraclough of Culverhayes Road, Wimborne.
The Shield originally presented annually for the Best Display of Daffodils in a Wimborne Minster Town Garden has now been broadened, with the approval of the donors, to the ‘Best Spring Garden’.
Peter and Susan Hatherley of Retreat Road and Pat Polden of Cuthbury Gardens came joint second.
“We only had a small number of entries this year, not surprisingly when you consider the adverse weather which we had during the earlier part of this year,” said Mary Allen, committee member of Wimborne in Bloom who co-ordinated this years competition. “The Judges based their criteria on the variety of spring flowers in the garden, the overall appearance and the layout and neatness of the garden”