Judging Route & Dates

 

EXETER IN BLOOM:  Judging Tour Itinerary – –  MONDAY 9 JULY 2018

Time

Location

Section (judging criteria)

Comments

10.45am

 

 

11.00am

Judges arrive at Reed Hall Car Park – met by CF/PC and walk to Reed Hall main entrance.

Welcome by Lord Mayor, Cllr Rob Hannaford, and his Consort, Cllr Olwen Foggin, Ian Park, Director of University Grounds, & Fran Brandi – sponsor & host

11.00am

 

11.15am

 

 

 

11.45am

 

11.50am

Introductions, refreshments and short presentation about the Judging Route.

University of Exeter, Streatham Campus:  Tour of Jubilee Garden, Arboretum, formal gardens, Ponds as a small sample of this major ‘green’ site

Drive to Devonshire Place Orchard Regeneration Project noting Millenium Woods in Hoopern Valley

Devonshire Place Orchard: researched and restored by volunteers since 2012  IYN

A1, 2, 4&5

B1 (Hoopern Valley), B2&B3 (Jubilee Int’lGarden)

B1

 

A1,2,3 & A5

C1,2,3,4&5

CF/PC/IP/PF

 

 

Iain Park and David Evans (University Grounds Dept)

 

 

Susie Bower & Blanche Croydon (Volunteers)

 

12.10am

 

12.15am

Drive to Duryard Valley Park viewing point

Duryard Valley – A designated County Wildlife Site (one of 6 valley parks)

A5

B1, 2 & 3

Chris Moulton (City Council Ranger)
12.30 pm

 

12.35pm

Drive to Stoke Valley Infants & Nursery School via Mincinglake Valley Park

Stoke Valley School

A1,2 & 3

B1 & 2

C2 & 4

 

Sarah Mackay (Head Teacher)

1.10pm

 

 

 

1.30pm

 

 

 

1.45pm

 

2.15pm

 

Exeter Wild City– drive Prince Charles Road to see roadside and roundabout wildflowers

Note City Council allotment site en route (one of 26 sites, 1, 500 plots) – drive to:

The Swift Tour – city centre wildlife

Arrive Exeter High Street:    Walk

‘InExeter’ – The Exeter BID– Walk High Street, floral baskets, art in the landscape,  cleansing & events

Walk to Princesshay via Roman Walk to

Princesshay Roof Top Garden & Bees  supplying honey and herbs to Chandos Deli below

(Comfort Break, Catherine Square)

A1, 2 & 5

B1 & 2

 

A3

 

B1

 

A1, 2 & 4

B2, 3 & 4

C5

A4

B1 & 2

C4 & 5

 

Paul Faulkner (Head of Parks & Green Spaces) & Stephen Hussey Devon Wildlife Trust

 

Ann Hunter, CEO InExeter

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Littlejohn

 

 

2.30pm

 

 

2.45pm

 

 

3.10 pm

Gandy Street via High Street– business floral baskets, historic street, leading to Rougemont Gardens via rear of RAMM

Rougemont Gardens & Northernhay Gardens*– walk through historic city centre gardens and venues for major events.  Celebration of Veitch through planting.  Plus cornus collection

Drive from Queen Street entrance to Northernhay on to Russell Terrace & Little Silver

A4

 

A5

 

 

B3, 4 & 5

Anne Hunter, Paul Faulkner

 

 

 

Paul Faulkner

3.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

3.30pm

Russell Terrace residential gardens & Little Silver Green for informal walk through city centre residential area with small gardens and a pocket park planted by residents

From Queens Terrace;  Drive to Elm Grove Road

Bury Meadow Park & the Veitch Lamp Post Trail – city centre park also serving 5,000 students in adjacent college.  Upgrades and maintenance of main border done by volunteers.

 

 

A3 & 5

B1 & 4

C1, 2, 3 & 4

 

A3

B3 & 5

C1,2,3,4 & 5

 

Christine Fraser (Chair, St David’s Neighbourhood P’ship)

 

 

 

Lynn Hartmann, Chair Bury Meadow Res Assn

3.40pm

 

3.45pm

Drive to The Imperial Pub, New North Road noting Blue Plaques

The Imperial Pub – Meet Mr William Lucombe & his Grand-daughter, Ann Pince

B3

C2

A4

C5

Host:  Craig, Deputy Manager
4.00pm Judging Ends Lunch generously sponsored by The Imperial (Weatherspoon)

NOTES:

* ‘The Trench’ – an installation for the centenary of WW1.  This is a follow up to ‘The Shrouds of the Somme’:  The major installation of 19, 240 Shroud figurines return to Northernhay Gardens in Exeter in 2016.  At the time of the judges visit ‘Trench’ will be in the process of being dismantled prior to being set up in London.

Access to Northernhay will therefore be restricted.

Exeter in Bloom 2018

  • The theme for Exeter in Bloom 2018 is ‘How Trees & the Countryside run through the City’.
  • There is one ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ entry we ask the judges to assess – as part of the Tour – Devonshire Place Orchard Regeneration Project
  • At lunch there will be members of Exeter in Bloom volunteers from across the City who will be able to answer any questions or talk about work which there has not been time to show on the tour.
  • Press arrangements will be at The Imperial at the end of the Judging Tour
  • The Lord Mayor and his Consort have kindly agreed to accompany the Judging Party for the full tour.
  • Transport for the Judging Tour is provided by Apple Taxis and the driver is Max.