Presentation of awards

Every year Exmouth in Bloom organises a competition for local gardeners and those who help to keep Exmouth looking good. There are classes for everyone, ranging from hanging baskets to large gardens. There are also classes for different local businesses and clubs. A presentation of this year’s awards was made at Exmouth Rugby Club on October 1st.

The competition was launched on May 18 at Manor Lodge, in their lovely garden (see photo below), with residents, members of staff, Mr Cracknell (one of last year’s winners), and Bloom members.


Our thanks to the Mayor of Exmouth, Cllr Maddie Chapman, for presenting the awards; to Kings Garden & Leisure for supplying the grand prize of £100 in vouchers to the overall winner, Mr M Jackson; to Otter Nurseries for donating garden vouchers to the winner of each category; and to St Bridget’s Nursery for their vouchers.

Please see below for the full results and some photos of the winning gardens.

Results for 2015

Class 2 Best School Garden

Winner: Bassetts Farm CP School, St. Johns Road, Exmouth
Runner up: Marpool CP School, Moorfield Road, Exmouth

Class 3 Best Container Display

Winner: Mrs D Frost, 1 Bulls Yard, West Down Farm, Sandy Bay, EX8 5BU
Runner up: Mrs J Chapman, 8 Marpool Hill, Exmouth EX8 1TD

Class 4 Best Hanging Basket

Winner: Mr & Mrs G Drew, Flat 10, Dray Court, Exmouth EX8 2BE
Runner up: Mrs A Sleeman, 20 Moorfield Close, Exmouth EX8 3QS

Class 5 Best Use of Recycled Item

Winner: Mr & Mrs Kellaway, 22 Liverton Close, Exmouth EX8 2PB
Runner up: Mrs P Simeone, 70 St Andrews Road, Exmouth EX8 1AS

Class 6 Best Vegetable Plot

Winner: Mr M Jackson, 36 Anson Road, Exmouth EX8 4NY
Runner up: Mrs A Holman, 38 Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth EX8 1EQ

Class 7 Best Front Garden up to 10 ft

Winner: Mr S Reader & Ms M North, Rose Cottage, West Down Farm, Sandy Bay EX8 5BU
Runner up: Mrs A Holman, 38 Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth EX8 1EQ

Class 8 Best front Garden 10 to 20 ft

Winner: Mr W Hakewill, 52 Elmfield Crescent, Exmouth EX8 3BL
Runner up: Mrs E Davey, 5 Keats Close, Exmouth EX8 5SR

Class 9 Best Front Garden over 20 ft

Winner: Mr M Jackson, 36 Anson Road, Exmouth EX8 4NY
Runner up: Mr Kellaway, 22 Liverton Close, Exmouth EX8 2PB

Class 10 Rear Garden

Winner: Mr M Jackson, 36 Anson Road, Exmouth EX8 4NY
Runner up: Ms G Creed, 10 Highbury Gardens, Exmouth EX8 3EJ

Class 11 Best Wildlife Friendly Garden

Winner: Bassetts Farm School, St Johns Road, Exmouth
Runner up: Mr C Strong, 162 Exeter Road, Exmouth EX8 3DZ

Class 12 Best Business Premises

Winner: Tythe Cottage Restaurant, Littleham
Runner up: Cats Motel, Bapton Farm, Bapton Lane, Exmouth EX83JT

Class 13 Community Effort

Winner: Exmouth Quay Residents Greenfingers Group
Runner up: Aldborough Court, 21 Douglas Avenue, Exmouth EX8 2HA

Class 14 Best Guest House

Winner: Mrs T Lambrecht, Beach End, 68 St Andrews Road, Exmouth EX8 1AS

Class 15 Best Hotel Garden

Winner: Manor Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX82AG
Runner up: Dolphin Hotel, Morton Road, Exmouth EX8 1AZ

Class 16 Best Public Building

Winner: Point in View Church
Runner up: All Saints Church, Exeter Road , Exmouth

Class 17 Best Residential Care Home

Winner: Exmouth House, Long Causeway, Exmouth EX8 1TS
Runner up: Manor Lodge, 8 Portland Avenue, Exmouth EX82BS

Class 18 Best Sports Club Display

Winner: Exmouth Rugby Club
Runner up: Madeira Bowling Club

Many congratulations to everyone. The Exmouth in Bloom Committee appreciates all the hard work that everyone who enters puts into creating the wonderful and imaginative displays in your gardens, containers, hanging baskets, businesses, hotels, schools and community services.

Here are photos of some of the gardens, courtesy of Alex Walton from the Exmouth Journal (click to enlarge).

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