14.11.20: Awards from the RHS for our work in this exceptional year.

Exmouth in Bloom are proud to share this letter and certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), acknowledging the work that Bloom volunteers have been doing this year. Very well done to all the Neighbourhood groups and individuals who are included and referred to in this letter. Exmouth in Bloom will be celebrating with a formal presentation to all those acknowledged here, after lockdown restrictions are lifted.


Dear all Bloom, IYN and Community Gardening groups,


This year an amazing sense of community spirit has enabled people to face the difficulties of this dreadful pandemic together. Through (Exmouth) in Bloom, It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN), and other community gardening activities you have laid the strong foundations that have helped make your community more resilient in these testing times.


We know that people have felt closer to nature through lockdown and valued access to green space so much more, and we have heard that people are valuing your work more than ever before.

At the RHS and in the Bloom Regions we have been incredibly moved by your stories of courage, creativity and ingenuity in helping your wider community be stronger, greener and happier through this time.


The RHS recognises how important you all are and how valuable your work is by awarding you certificates in 2020.

In Exmouth certificates have been received for the following categories:


Inspiring Others

Exmouth in Bloom

IYN The Swan Project (see photo above)


Feeding the Community

IYN Littleham C of E Primary School



Exmouth in Bloom

IYN Brixington Beds.

IYN Littleham C of E Primary School.

IYN Exmouth Local Wildlife Garden

IYN The Maer, Exmouth

IYN Bystock Pools and Mindfulness trail

IYN Summerleaze Care Home

IYN Manor Lodge Care Home

IYN Lambeth Walk local community project

IYN Madeira Bowling Club

IYN Palmer House

IYN Bicton Inn

IYN Hamilton Road Allotments

IYN The Swan Project

IYN The Waterwheel


We hope that 2021 will be kinder to us all, and we look forward to working alongside you all in the year ahead.

With best wishes,

Kay Clark

RHS Community Development Manager


80 Vincent Square