03.10.23: Exmouth in Bloom are crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the South West

The South West in Bloom  awards  ceremony was held  in the magnificent venue of Truro  Cathedral on 3rd October. Bloom groups from Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and  Cornwall  joined together to celebrate their year and hear the results of the judging which was held in July and August.

Having won the St Bridget Cup in the Large Town category last year, Exmouth in Bloom was in the Champion of Champions category this year, along with Truro, Torquay and Sidmouth.

We are thrilled and proud to announce that  our entry was  not only awarded  GOLD  but  also the Champion of Champions Trophy.

In the Discretionary Awards, Exmouth’s Bystock Pools also won the Sutton Seeds Cup for Outstanding Nature  Conservation

Littleham  Primary School Gardening Club   was  runner up in the  Clem Preece  Memorial Trophy for  Outstanding School Effort.

In addition Exmouth ‘s Station Concourse area was nominated  for The Bruford Cup for the best  non municipal Horticultural Display.

East Devon District Council was nominated  for the London and Manchester Trophy for outstanding contribution to an environmental initiative.

Exmouth in Bloom was nominated in the SW Tourism Trophy for  the best Portfolio which shows the work accomplished  in the last year. The portfolio can be viewed on  the website www.exmouthinbloom.org.uk

The beautiful  new murals behind the long Wavy Bed near the LED Leisure Centre were nominated for the Dee James Trophy  for  Art in the Landscape.

Bystock Pools was also nominated for the Conservation and Protection of Rural England award for the Best Environmental Project.

And finally Exmouth  Brownie,  Connie Browning won 2nd place in the 7-11 age group for the SW in Bloom Painting competition, judged by Lady Emma Fellowes, with the theme ‘ The Incredible Edible Garden’

“Exmouth in Bloom  sincerely thanks everyone who  contributed in any way to make these awards  possible and  to be recognised as the Champion of Champions  in the South West 2023 is truly astonishing.

We  just have to wait til 23rd of October to hear the results of the Britain in Bloom National Competition now!  Cross your  fingers for us!