17.10.19 Awards Evening celebrates our local ‘Blooming’ successes. (Part 2)

After a delicious buffet for all the attendees, the 2nd part of the Awards Evening was dedicated to the Local Gardening Competition.  There were 61 entries this year over 8 classes, plus two schools who had previously had their own presentation afternoon ( see News item re. Schools Gardening Competition) at Kings Garden and Leisure  Exmouth, who sponsored all the prizes for the Awards Evening. We are most grateful for their generous support.

Click here to view the presentation photos.

Certificates of merit were presented to all the entrants, with the overall class winner having the highest mark from those who achieved a Gold Standard of 85% or more.

Class winners were as follows:

Class 1.  Containers / Hanging baskets/ Planters:   PETER WEST

Class 2. Vegetable Plot:  COLETTE EATON-HARRIS

Class 3. Front Gardens: ROBERT CANTER

Class 4.  Rear Gardens: ELIZABETH WATERSON

Class 5. Wildlife Gardens:  CHRIS STRONG

Class 6. Business Premises: THE BICTON INN

Class 7. Residential Care Homes: MANOR LODGE

Class 8. Sports Club / Community Effort: ALDBOROUGH COURT

The Class winners are pictured here alongside  Exmouth in Bloom’s Chairman, Gerry Bassett,  The Mayor of Exmouth, Steve Gazzard and the Overall winner Chris Strong, who was also awarded the Exmouth in Bloom Trophy for his Wildlife Garden.