Buriton Village Show

What a Show!

Something for everyone on a wonderful day ...

Show coordinator Buzz Cousins reports that it’s amazing what gardeners managed to grow this summer, despite the gruelling heat and drought:  “The horticultural and craft show at Manor Barn in August was stunningly beautiful.

The number of entries was up on last year – a surprising achievement under the sultry circumstances. Sun-loving crops like tomatoes were more magnificent than ever, making the prizes in some classes hotly contested. Whereas lettuce – not so much.

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Buriton Village Show

This summer we aim to hold a show as near to normal as the pandemic permits.

It is planned to spread this year's show across two venues - to try to avoid big crowds and help with Covid safety measures.

As well as the usual venues on the Recreation Ground and in the Village Hall, there will also be displays of show entries in the Manor Barn.

There will also be an  exciting range of activities on the recreation ground, including wildlife (mini-beast) safaris, children’s races, the round the Rec race and the egg tossing challenge.


Congratulations to Dave Williams, Abigail McKern, Jonathan Jones, Ros Coles, Greg Boy, Logan & Joshua Hooker and many more

By popular acclaim, here are the winners of the Buriton Virtual Village Show 2020:

Under 18s:
This category attracted the highest number of votes and some of the most imaginative entries
1st    Logan & Joshua Hooker, aged 5
2nd     Lilly Watts, aged 10
3rd    Harry Young, aged 15

With special commendations to Skye Black for her lockdown sewing and the Mitford youth for a formidable, collective showing

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Covid has clobbered our show. Instead you can enter at buritonvillageshow.co.uk  For details…

We may not be able to gather as normal at the village hall, but you can still enter pictures of your fruit and flowers – and your lockdown experience – at a website we’ve made style especially for these strange times;


Post pictures, artwork or videos of what you’ve grown this season, and how you’ve spent lockdown. 
Vote for this year’s winning entries – you decide!

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Buriton's Open Gardens 2018

After the Village Show on Saturday comes the Sunday Open Gardens 2-4.30 pm

Once again a number of residents have generously offered to open their gardens on the Sunday after the Village Show.  Gardens will be open from 2-4.30 pm and Cream Teas will be available in the Seward Room at the Church.

Gardens Open this year:

Sue and Dave Williams, Fagg's Farm Cottage, New Barn Lane

Liz and Ken Cox, Highcroft, Bones Lane

Carol and Elwyn Gunter, 18 Bones Lane

Pam and Colin Quarrington, Rock Cottage, Bones Lane

Eve Piggott, 22 Glebe Road

Sarah and Patrick Figgis, The Manor House Garden,

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