Purbeck town wins blooming big at horticulture awards

A PURBECK town is celebrating after a blooming marvellous result at an annual awards.

Upton In Bloom, which plants and maintains a range of floral decorations across the Dorset town, picked up a Gold award as well as being named Best in Category, making it the town of the year.

“We were very pleased with our results this year, which are the fruits of our labours in making the town a place to be proud to live in,” a spokesperson said.

“The South & South East In Bloom awards were announced at RHS Wisley on Friday, September 29, with five excited Upton in Bloom committee members in the audience, all holding our breath for gold.

“Oh boy, did we do well, again. The town was awarded gold status once again, and we were thrilled to be chosen as Best in Category- which means we were town of the year.”

The group also held its AGM and awards evening on October 26 at St Dunstan’s lounge, where it presented partnership awards and Pride in your Patch certificates to residents, as well as recognizing volunteers.

“One annual event readers might be interested in is our 12th Horticultural and Craft Show, which next year is on August 17 at Upton Community Centre,” the spokesperson added.

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