24.03.22: S.W. in Bloom Spring Seminar in Beer, Devon

The sun shone for the first Spring Seminar since Covid struck and over a hundred ‘bloomers’ from all over the South West gathered excitedly in the beautiful little fishing village of Beer, for a full day of brilliant talks, question and answer sessions and swopping of notes.                                                                                                            The previous day Graham and Marion attended the Training Day with a view to becoming S.W. in Bloom Judges and they were able to get some in-depth knowledge by doing a supervised mock judging of Beer main street, down to the beach, which they are sure will benefit Exmouth’s Britain in Bloom entry this year.

Many thanks to Beer in Bloom, who hosted the event at The Mariners Hall, The Dolphin Hotel, for the wonderful meals and to the S.W. in Bloom Committee members who organised the event.

Beer beach is part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Art in the landscape depicts past history.

The  Foundation Centre highlights Environment issues.

17 varieties of Wild flowers were identified on the beach.

The playground and allotments are wonderful Community areas.

Experienced Judges led small groups of novices.

There were some excellent speakers at the Seminar.

Exmouth in Bloom’s contingent had a very enjoyable day