Thursday October 12th was a big day for Exmouth in Bloom when we celebrated both regional and local successes with 90 guests attending the Presentation evening at Exmouth Rugby Club.
The Evening began with a Powerpoint presentation of the work of Exmouth in Bloom and was followed by the nine recipients of RHS Britain in Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” Groups being congratulated and presented with certificates by the Mayor of Exmouth, Brian Cole.
After a super buffet supper, provided and prepared by Bloom volunteers, the local competition winners were awarded tokens, generously donated by St Bridget Nurseries, Otter Garden Centre and Kings Garden and Leisure, along with trophies and certificates. Exmouth in Bloom are enormously grateful for their support.
On behalf of Exmouth in Bloom, Chairman Gerry Bassett would like to thank all the prize winners and guests for attending, especially Mayor Brian Cole, Deputy Mayor Jeff Trail, Councillors Jill Elson, Lyn Elson and Cherry Nicholas and Nick Christo from EDDC Streetscene.
She added that this year had seen an increase in the number of entries but is hoping for even more next year.
Congratulations to all Garden Competition Winners and runners-up:
Best Container Garden: Manor Lodge, Runner up: Chris Emms
Best Hanging Basket: Manor Lodge, Runner up: Shirley Phelps
Best use of a Recycled Item: Exmouth House, Runners up: Linda Hockings and Mr and Mrs Cranch
Best Vegetable Plot: Exmouth House.
Small Front Garden: Chris Emms, Runners up: Dr Pickering and Nicola Baker.
Medium Front Garden: Linda Hockings, Runner up: June Chapman
Large Front Garden: Tricia Bass, Runner up: Chris Strong
Rear Garden Under 15 feet: Steve Dombkowski
Rear Garden Over 15 feet: Jim, Jan and Jenny Smith, Runners up: Tricia Bass, Barbara Lewis, Judith Stradling
Best Wildlife Garden: Chris Strong, Runner up: Mr and Mrs Coole
Best Business Premises: The Powder Monkey, Runner up: Tithe Cottage Littleham.
Best Community Effort: Robin Rule on behalf of Littleham in Bloom: Runner up: Exmouth Quay.
Best Hotel Display: The Dolphin: Runner up: The Manor Hotel.
Best public Building: Point in View Church, Runner up: Exmouth Museum.
Best Residential Care Home: Sheridan House, Runner up; Exmouth House.
Best Sports Club Display : Madeira Bowling Club, Runner up: Exmouth Rugby Club.
Overall Winner: Madiera Bowling Club.