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.

You may like 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

Our Yearly Programme

January
AGM
Planning for the future
February
General Winter maintenance
It’s Your Neighbourhood entries identified
Friends Winter/ Spring Newsletter and renewal forms delivered

March
South West in Bloom Spring Seminar
Growing on plants for sale at EiB fundraising stalls
General maintenance of flower areas
Approaching local businesses for calendar, summer hanging basket and troughs sponsorship.
Annual launch of Friends of Exmouth in Bloom Scheme
Liaising with schools about planting flower beds in Manor Gardens with EDDC

April
Ordering hanging baskets and troughs.
Order next Winter bedding
Removal of winter bedding and preparation of beds for summer planting
Discuss designs for Schools beds in Manor Gardens
Preparing Calendar for printing

May
Painting and renovating the Boats in Marine Way  and Planters etc.
Planting summer bedding
Rainbows and Brownies painting competition judging

June
Installing hanging baskets and troughs
Organisation and launch of Local Gardening Competition
Launch of Calendar sales
Producing portfolio of the year’s work
Preparation for South West in Bloom judging

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 and preparation for new  seasonal planting

October
Removal of hanging baskets and summer planters
South West in Bloom Presentation of Awards
EiB Local Gardening Competition presentation evening.
Bulb planting
Order  next Summer bedding plants
Stall at Exmouth Carnival Fun Day
Summer/Autumn Friends Newsletter

November
Exmouth Town Christmas events / stalls/Coffee mornings

December
Exmouth Town Christmas events / stalls / Coffee mornings
EiB volunteers Christmas Celebration Meal

All year round 
Fundraising stalls, Coffee Mornings, Community organised events
Talks to local groups about our work.
Monthly social workparties (usually last Sunday of the month)
Workparties as required at other times
Monthly Stall at the Repair café, Tower Street Methodist Church
Keeping photographic records of work
General maintenance of all areas that Exmouth in Bloom are responsible for in and around the town.
Recruitment of volunteers
Seeking ‘Friends’ sponsors and supporters in the Community.
Participating in Beach and Street Cleaning events.

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 Jenny Willmott,  Mrs Jean Holden, Mrs Lena Price,  Mrs Sandie Cox.