St Mary Bourne Annual Flower Show and Fête

The Flower Show & Fête has run continuously for the last 73 years and the Committee is determined that Covid-19 will not get in the way to break this run.

Equally, we are determined to give the parish some entertainment and fun. Online images of the Flower Show are now in and judged – click on the first ink below to see the entries and winners.


With social distancing still in place and large gatherings forbidden, we have telescoped our fête side into a Scarecrow Competition, a Photo Quiz and a Treasure Hunt for the whole parish – see links above and posters around the village. We hope Scarecrow Heroes will pop up outside peoples’ homes throughout the district from Monday 13th July. A Treasure Hunt both to identify parish scenes and to help you discover these heroes will be revealed online and via the Village Shop nearer the time and the winners will be announced the same way by noon on Saturday 25th July.


We are going virtual! We still have classes for you to enter, but these will need to be photographed and uploaded once you have set up an account and registered for that class. We have, of necessity, had to hone these down to a manageable number and hope that you appreciate the constraints we are under. We also hope that, with less overall classes, we might have more entries per class than ever before!

With thanks to our primary sponsor:

Let’s make this a bumper year and another way to beat the virus!

Prizes: There will be no cups or prizes this year for the flower show classes – except the prize of having your photos displayed on the Flower Show website!


Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic and unless government legislation changes, we are not able to run our usual stalls and shows on the Rec Ground.

Instead, why not enter the Scarecrow competition or join in the Photo Trail hunt planned for Saturday 25th July? Click on links for details.

With thanks to our primary sponsor: Please click on logo for more inforamtion

With thanks to our main sponsor Vitacress for all their support

The Flower Show in the Nineteenth Century

Abridged extract from “Life in a Hampshire Village”, written in 1944 by Kathleen E Innes, resident of St Mary Bourne and reproduced here with kind permission from descendants, Mr & Mrs Alex Royd’s, April 2009.

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Thanks to our fellow supporters – please click on logos for more information

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