Planting wins prizes at Exmouth in Bloom awards

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 October 2017

Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Mavis Mears, representing Madeira Bowls Club, receives a trophy and a Pride of Exmouth plant from Exmouth mayor Brian Cole.

Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Mavis Mears, representing Madeira Bowls Club, receives a trophy and a Pride of Exmouth plant from Exmouth mayor Brian Cole.

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Exmouth’s best gardeners have had their skills recognised in the Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition.

Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Exmouth House residents receive the salver for Best Vegetable Plot from Exmouth mayor Brian Cole.Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Exmouth House residents receive the salver for Best Vegetable Plot from Exmouth mayor Brian Cole.

The prizes were handed out at a celebration evening, held at Exmouth Rugby Club, which began with a presentation about Exmouth in Bloom’s work, and the presentation of nine It’s Your Neighbourhood awards, as judged by South West in Bloom.

After a supper prepared by Exmouth in Bloom volunteers, the local competition winners received tokens from St Bridger Nurseries, Otter Garden Centre and Kings Garden and Leisure, with trophies and certificates.

Chair Gerry Bassett said that on behalf of Exmouth in Bloom, she would like to thank all the prize winners and guests for attending, especially Mayor of Exmouth Brian Cole, deputy mayor Jeff Trail, Councillors Jill Elson, Lynne Elson and Cherry Nicholas, and Nick Christo from East Devon District Council Streetscene.

The list of winners was as follows: Best Container Garden: Winner, Manor Lodge, runner-up, Chris Emms; Best Hanging Basket: Winner, Manor Lodge, runner-up, Shirley Phelps; Best Use of a Recycled Item: Winner, Exmouth House, runners-up, Linda Hockings and Mr and Mrs Cranch; Best Vegetable Plot: Winner, Exmouth House.

Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Award presentation to Steve Dombkowski, winner of Best Rear Garden Under 15ft Long.Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition: Award presentation to Steve Dombkowski, winner of Best Rear Garden Under 15ft Long.

Small Front Garden: Winner, Chris Emms, runners-up: Dr Pickering and Nicola Baker; Medium Front Garden: Winner, Linda Hockings, runner-up, June Chapman; Large Front Garden: Winner, Tricia Bass, runner-up, Chris Strong; Rear Garden Under 15ft: Winner, Steve Dombkowski; Rear Garden Over 15ft: Winner, Jim, Jan and Jenny Smith, runners-up, Tricia Bass, Barbara Lewis, Judith Stradling.

Best Wildlife Garden: Winner, Chris Strong, runner-up, Mr and Mrs Coole; Best Business Premises: Winner, The Powder Monkey, runner-up, Tithe Cottage Littleham; Best Community Effort: Winner, Robin Rule on behalf of Littleham in Bloom, runner-up, Exmouth Quay.

Best Hotel Display: Winner, The Dolphin, runner-up, The Manor Hotel; Best public Building: Winner, Point in View Church, runner-up, Exmouth Museum; Best Residential Care Home: Winner, Sheridan House, runner-up, Exmouth House; Best Sports Club Display: Winner, Madeira Bowling Club, runner-up, Exmouth Rugby Club; Overall Winner: Madeira Bowling Club.

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