Our current projects in the town include:
12 tiered planters,
9 flower-filled ‘signature’ boats,
20 large planters plus the following…..
The Triangle Bed:
The Wavy Bed:
The Swan Project:
Alexandra Terrace Corner and The Seafront Sea Defences:
The Sensory Garden in the Sunken Pavilion Garden:
The Strand Roundabout:.
The Station Roundabout:
This project was completed in May 2021 and is developing well.
Planters by Exmouth Rugby Club and by the entrance to the LED Leisure Centre
Currently with permission from EDDC we also tend
The Waterwheel and its associated pond:
The Dinosaur Paddocks in The Strand:
The Buddliea bed in the Strand with its 12, year-round flower filled troughs:
The borders behind the small circular seating in The Strand:
Additionally, in Summer, we provide flower filled reservoir floor-standing troughs and barrier troughs in the town:
Roundabouts and Highways
Exmouth in Bloom volunteers also work together with Devon CC, Exmouth Town Council and EDDC Streetscene to make sure that roadside floral displays look attractive all year round. There is always something interesting to catch your eye e.g. bedding plants, shrubs, Mediterranean planting and Subtropical beds, such as at the Station Welcome Zone.
and the Wavy bed in front of the Leisure Centre:
Wild Flower Bank:
and by clicking on the link you can see details of the wild flower bank, that is at the Station end of Marine Way.
The words EXMOUTH IN BLOOM were enhanced and completed in daffodils within the bank in November 2021 by volunteers.
The Wild Flower Patch and Dead Hedge for Beetles:
The Sensory Garden:
Visitors can enjoy the open air gym equipment in the Sunken Garden on the seafront, where The Sensory Garden has now been constructed (2021) by Exmouth in Bloom in association with Exmouth Art Group. Exmouth in Bloom maintains this project.
East Devon District Council: Exmouth’s Parks and Gardens.
Manor Gardens were first opened to the public in 1896 after the old Manor House had been demolished. The Gardens are intended to be a place of peace and tranquility in every season and are a blaze of colour particularly in Summer. A number of community events are held in these lovely gardens throughout the year.
In 2021 Exmouth in Bloom planted the raised carpet bed here in celebration of our 50th Anniversary.
Phear Park, once the grounds of Marpool Hall owned by Sir John Phear, is now a public park well used by all sections of the community. The park contains a number of fine mature trees, including a Lucombe Oak planted in 1726, wide spacious lawns and a pond. The amenities provided include a par 3, 18 hole golf course, a putting green, bowling greens, a play area with equipment for both toddlers and older children and a skateboard park for teenagers. There are also graffiti walls and tennis courts. Exmouth in Bloom have contributed to Community Days and Wild Flower planting here.
The Seafront and Pavilion gardens
The gardens along the seafront, enhanced by the backdrop of the Exe Estuary and Lyme Bay are quite a challenge for East Devon District Council. In Spring 2021 sustainable salt and drought tolerant planting has been trialed in the borders between the established palms and subtropical species.
Spring bulbs have also been underplanted for an early show after Winter storms.
Exmouth in Bloom was invited to plant the raised Carpet Bed on the seafront for two consecutive years.
In 2020 the tribute was to 75 years since WW2 VE and VJ days
and in 2021 we chose to celebrate the Olympic Games which were held in Tokyo in August.
There are frequent outdoor concerts in the Pavilion Gardens and traditional historic seafront rides for all to enjoy.
Although hidden away behind the Ocean building, Gunfield Gardens has far-reaching views towards Dawlish Warren.
The Strand Gardens, with the imposing War Memorial, provide an excellent meeting place and focal point for Exmouth’s communal events. There are free to use table tennis tables in this area. The traffic-free environment makes it a lovely place to sit outside at one of the many cafes.