British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the almost 6,000 dogs which will descend on Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter from 5th - 8th August for the popular Paignton Championship Dog Show – the largest event of its kind in Devon and among the biggest in the UK.
The show will see more than 200 breeds and their owners from all over the UK and beyond compete in a bid to qualify for the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham next March.
Gardeners at three National Trust properties in Devon are celebrating a total of seventeen prizes across multiple categories, after a sweep of awards were won for rhododendron, magnolias, camellias and floral arrangements at the recent RHS Rosemoor Garden Show.
Garden teams at Castle Drogo, Killerton and Greenway were thrilled to receive awards for their hard work nurturing the colourful flora, which visitors in Devon will be able enjoy when visiting the properties this season.
Your guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this bank holiday weekend (28 April – 1 May).
Richard Herring – The Best Friday, Exeter Northcott Theatre
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HRH The Countess of Wessex will spend two days at the 122nd Devon County Show next month, it was announced yesterday (Thursday).
The Countess is President of the Devon County Agricultural Association, which stages the Devon County Show.
Show Secretary, Ollie Allen, speaking at the launch of the Show held at Southernhay House, Exeter, said Her Royal Highness was looking forward to being part of ‘this incredible celebration of what makes Devon such a wonderful place to live and work’.