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Local Gardens Competition

Ilfracombe has a thriving local gardens competition organised by Mike Edmunds for Ilfracombe in Bloom. He arranges for judges from outside the area to carry out the judging – they have come from as far away as Australia in the past!  There are so many entries for this year that the judging will be split between 2 judges. Judging takes place in July with the awards being presented at our AGM to which all entrants are invited and is followed by a magnificent buffet courtesy of Cllr and Mrs Edmunds.

The Overall Winner for 2016 was Patrick Willson for 1 Worth Road



The categories are

Large Hotels & Camp Sites

Small Hotels & B&Bs up to 10 beds

Houses with large front gardens

Houses with small front gardens

Houses without gardens

Shops, Cafes & Offices

Residential & Warden Homes

Community Group Award

 Some of the 2015 Cup Winners         Large Hotel/Camp Site - Hele Valley                          

   Small Hotel - Westaway                    Large Garden - The CoachHouse             Susan Day Residential Home


Shops, Cafes & Offices  -  Hele Corn Mill Tea Room                                                                                                           

   Other Winners were:

   Houses with small gardens     69 St Brannocks Park Road

   Houses without Gardens         14 Montpelier Terrace

   Community Group                   Montpelier Terrace

   Special Merit Awards to        The Round House &                                                        Hidden Valley Holiday Park