Exmouth's Parks and Gardens
Manor Gardens were first opened to the public in 1896 after the old Manor House had been demolished. The Gardens are intended to be a place for peace and rest but they also stage a number of theatre and community events throughout the year as well as being a blaze of colour in the summer. The decorative floral bed is worth a look too - it contains around 9000 individual plants that are hand clipped and celebrate a different local organisation or event every year.
Phear Park, once the grounds of Marley House, is now a public park well used by all sections of the community. The park contains a number of fine mature trees, wide spacious lawns and a pond. The activities provided include a mini golf course, putting greens, bowling greens, a play area with equipment for both toddlers and older children, a skateboard park and BMX area for teenagers, graffiti boards, and tennis courts.
The Seafront Gardens
There are many areas of gardens along the seafront. The gardens around the Pavilion are a mixture of annual bedding planting and perennial planting. There is more annual bedding along the Esplanade and there are the quiet areas along Plantation Walk and in the Gunfield Garden. There is also one area of carpet bedding which this year has been replaced with wild flowers.
Situated in the centre of the town, and dominated by the War Memorial, this area was redeveloped in 2011. Raised beds were removed and the drainage improved. There is a Farmers Market held here once a month and the Gardens are well used by all sections of the community.
Roundabouts and Highways
The District Council gardeners and Exmouth in Bloom volunteers work together to make sure that roadside floral displays look attractive all year round. There is always something interesting to catch your eye. You can see bedding plants, shrubs, mediterranean planting and even elephants if you look carefully.