"There are some very lovely gardens in Exmouth." Entries open for annual Exmouth In Bloom competition
PUBLISHED: 16:19 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 08 June 2018
Exmouth in Bloom launched its annual local gardening competition at Summerleaze Residential Care Home and announced a host of new categories.
The garden competition has been revamped this year to include eight new categories, including residential gardens, businesses and organisations, and new groups for schools.
The Exmouth in Bloom committee hope the new classes will encourage more people and schools to take part in the 2018 competition.
The South West in Bloom judges will visit Exmouth on Monday, July 16. Exmouth in Bloom is hoping to retain its RHS Gold award; the volunteers are already busy clearing the spring bedding and preparing for another spectacular show of summer displays.
An Exmouth in Bloom spokesperson said: “If you have a beautiful garden you are proud of why not enter the gardening competitions, there are prizes for the winning entries, along with cups and certificates.
“Last year was one of the best supported years since the garden competitions began; the standard was very high. There are some very lovely gardens in Exmouth.”
The closing date for entries is July 2. Judging will take place during the weeks of July 23 to August 5. Winners will be invited to a presentation evening in the autumn.
You can enter yourself or nominate a friend, neighbour, group, school, business or community premises.
Categories include 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.
Kings Garden & Leisure, in Higher Hulham Road, Exmouth, is sponsoring some of the main prizes, along with Otter Nurseries and St Bridget’s Nurseries.
For more information contact Gerry Bassett on 01395 488718, or visit www.exmouthinbloom.org.uk