Exmouth in Bloom held their annual Celebration Evening attended by over 90 people at The Masonic Lodge on Thursday.
We celebrated our incredible success in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom Awards, winning Gold and Champion of Champions in South West in Bloom and Gold in the National Finals.
Devon County Councillors, Jefff Trail, Richard Scott and Christine Channon, Exmouth’s Mayor, Olly Davey and four past Mayors of Exmouth along with representatives from East Devon District Council and Exmouth Town Council joined more than 30 Bloom volunteers and people from local community groups who made valuable contributions to the success of Judging days
South West in Bloom Discretionary awards were presented to representatives from Bystock Pools for their outstanding Conservation work and to Adam James, Gardening Team Leader from Exmouth Streetscene who received a Community Champion Award.
19, It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) projects were recognised and presented with framed certificates. 15 of these were awarded the top grade of Level 5 ‘Outstanding’. Congratulations to them all.
Awards were also given to local residents who entered this year’s Sunflower Growing Challenge. The Tallest Sunflower, grown by Aaron Kinsman Nesbitt from Littleham School Gardening Club, grew to a whopping 14’ 3” and the Largest Flower Head was 16” was grown by Faith Snell, also from Littleham School Gardening Club. Resthaven Care Home were awarded the trophy for Sunflowers in the Garden category.
Closing remarks from DCC Councillor Jeff Trail BEM highlighted the importance of the local councils working together and praised the work of the Exmouth in Bloom volunteers who bring joy and mental well-being with their colourful floral displays all year round.
A huge ‘thank you’ goes to EVERYONE who has made these results possible.
More photos from the Awards evening follow below:-