Launch of Exmouth in Bloom – Local Gardening Competitions

Exmouth in Bloom launched their annual Local Gardening Competitions at Summerleaze Residential Care Home on Thursday May 17th.  A very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed, along with tea and cakes, talking to residents and staff, sitting under the glorious wisteria on a sunny afternoon.

The Garden Competitions have been revamped for this year with 8 new entry categories, including Residential Gardens, Businesses and Organisations, along with 3 new entry categories for Schools.

You can choose from Hanging Baskets and Containers, Front Gardens, Rear Gardens, Vegetable Plots, Wildlife Gardens, Care Homes, Businesses and Community Premises.  Schools can enter the Best School Garden, Best School Vegetable Plot and Best School Wildlife Garden.

The Bloom committee hope to encourage even more entrants and schools this year.  Last year was one of the best supported years since the garden competitions began.  The standard was very high.  There are some lovely gardens to be found in Exmouth.

Kings Garden & Leisure are sponsoring some of the main prizes, along with Otter & St Bridget’s Nurseries.  So please enter your garden for a chance to win and to help keep Exmouth in Bloom.  You can enter yourself or nominate a friend, neighbour, group, school, business or community premises.

The South West in Bloom judges will be visiting Exmouth on Monday 16th July.  Exmouth in Bloom aim to retain their RHS Gold award and are already busy clearing the spring bedding and preparing for another spectacular show of displays.  Please help by keeping your gardens looking beautiful and your local area clean, tidy, weed and litter free.

Entry forms for the Gardening Competitions can be collected from the Town Council Offices at the Town Hall, Library, Tourist Information & Kings Garden Centre or click here to download a printable form (PDF).

The closing date for application forms is the 2nd July. Judging will take place during the weeks of 23rd July to 5th August.  Winners will be invited to a presentation evening in the autumn.

For any further information contact Mrs Gerry Bassett on Tel 01395 488718 or contact Exmouth in Bloom through our website.

Click on the links below to read the news articles written about our competitions!