Who we are

Exmouth in Bloom volunteers create, develop and maintain floral displays in and around the town, that aim to enhance our surroundings and bring  joy to residents and visitors alike.

We enlist help from the wider community to create a better environment for us all.

We ask you to consider:

  • Improving your front garden
  • Encouraging your neighbours to improve their gardens
  • Starting a Community Gardening project
  • Putting up a hanging basket
  • Picking up any litter outside your property
  • Removing any weeds from outside your property
  • Helping us with fundraising
  • Taking part in the Exmouth in Bloom Local Gardening Competition

A guide to our Yearly Programme

January
AGM
Planning for the year ahead.                                                                                                            Liasing with Brownies and Rainbows/ local schools re. SW in Bloom Painting Competition

February

Identifying It’s Your Neighbourhood entries                                                                               Fundraising Quiz night
‘Friends’ Winter/Spring Newsletter (1) and renewal forms delivered.

March
South West in Bloom Spring Seminar                                                                                        Give Stipas, Dogwoods and Buddlieas a hard pruning.
Growing on plants for sale at EiB fundraising stalls.
Approaching local businesses for calendar sponsorship and for summer hanging baskets/troughs sponsorship.
Annual launch of Friends of Exmouth in Bloom Scheme
Liaise with schools re. planting flower beds in Manor Gardens with EDDC

April

Coffee Morning fundraiser at Littlemead Church
Order hanging baskets and troughs.
Order Winter bedding
Discuss designs for Schools beds in Manor Gardens
Preparing Calendar for printing

May

Launch of Calendar sales                                                                                                                    Removal of winter bedding and preparation of displays for summer planting
Painting and renovation of Boats and Planters etc.
Planting Summer bedding                                                                                                                Installation of Flags for the summer months.

June

Armed Forces Day and Transplant Awareness Day stalls
Installing hanging baskets and troughs
Organisation and launch of Local Gardening Competition
Production and printing of Portfolio illustrating the year’s work
Preparation for South West in Bloom judging.                                                                  ‘Friends’ Summer Newsletter (2) delivered.

July
South West in Bloom judging for our town category
Judging of Local Gardening Competition entries

August
Notification of prize winners in Local Gardening Competition
Organising Local Gardening Competition awards evening
Exmouth in Bloom Volunteers Summer outing

September
Removal of summer bedding and displays.                                                                            Preparation for new  seasonal planting

October

Removal of hanging baskets and seasonal planters
South West in Bloom Presentation of Awards
EiB Local Gardening Competition Presentation evening.
Bulb planting
Order bedding plants for next Summer
Stall at Exmouth Carnival Fun Day                                                                                    ‘Friends’ Autumn Newsletter (3)  delivered.

November
Exmouth Town Christmas events / stalls/Coffee morning

December
Exmouth Town Christmas events / stalls                                                                              Coffee morning at Littlemead Church
EiB volunteers Christmas Celebration Meal

All year round 

General maintenance continues throughout the year.                                                              Monthly Committee meetings and regular meetings with EDDC and ETC                Producing items, eg preserves, crafts, cakes and seasonal goods for sale.
Fundraising stalls, Coffee Mornings, Community organised events
Power point talks to local groups about our work.
Monthly social workparties (usually last Sunday of the month)
Pop up workparties as required at other times
Monthly Stall at the Repair café, All Saints Church Hall, Exeter Road.
Keeping photographic records of work
Recruitment of volunteers/ keeping volunteers updated
Seeking ‘Friends’ supporters and finding sponsors from within the Community.
Participating in Beach and Street Cleaning events.                                                          Maintenance and updating of 2 Noticeboards in town

The Committee:

President
Mrs Pat Graham

Chair
Mrs Gerry Bassett

Vice-Chair
Mrs Marion Drew

Secretary
Mrs Sharon Darton

Treasurer
Mr John Drew

Horticultural advisor
Mr Graham Bell

Additional Committee Members
Mrs Elaine Lewis,  Mr Richard Lewis,  Mrs Sheila Saville,  Mrs Carol Rowe, Mrs Jean Holden, Mrs Lena Price,  Mrs Sandie Cox.  Mr Tony LeRiche, Councillor Ian Kirvan ( Town Council representative)