Hope for Bloom success as judges praise town

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 July 2015

Britian in bloom judges Penny Skelley and Steve Clampin with Budleigh in bloom's Bob Wiltshire,Sue Griffin and Chris Ireland with St Peters school garden club members. Ref exb 1330-30-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Britian in bloom judges Penny Skelley and Steve Clampin with Budleigh in bloom's Bob Wiltshire,Sue Griffin and Chris Ireland with St Peters school garden club members. Ref exb 1330-30-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Budleigh is crossing its fingers again following this year’s visit by South West in Bloom judges.

The panel was welcomed to the town by Budleigh in Bloom, and started its three-hour visit in unusual fashion with a boat trip, which included viewing beach pebble art by Simon Wood.

The judges then visited St Peter’s School, where they saw the work done by members of the school’s garden club, helped by Sue Griffin and Chris Ireland, and explored the school’s science garden and vegetable garden.

They also visited the town’s community gardens, where they met town deputy mayor Chris Kitson, chairman of Budleigh Salterton Town Council’s community gardens committee.

The judges also heard a talk by Dr Sam Bridgewater, of Clinton Devon Estates, and finished their visit with tea at Fairlynch Museum, where they met town mayor Courtney Richards.

Budleigh in Bloom chairman Bob Wiltshire said: “The judges praised the lack of litter and tidiness of the town.

“They enjoyed their afternoon with us, and now we have to wait for the results at the prize giving in Dartmouth on September 24.

“We are hopeful of a good result.”


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