The Village Show

All of the information and guidance for the classes is also available as a hard copy from Williams Stores.

Download 2019 entry form

The Village Show, the main event run by Grundisburgh Burgh & Culpho Horticultural Society, takes place this year on Saturday 13 July 2019 from 12.30 to 5pm on Grundisburgh Playing Field (IP13 6TN). 

Details of all 133 classes, which are open to people from all areas, are available on this site. They cover flower arranging, flowers and plants, vegetables and herbs, fruit, preserves, baking, handicraft, photography and art, with sections for youth and children, over 65s and beginners. 

The completed entry forms need to be handed in on 10 July 2019 in Grundisburgh Parish Room or delivered to Ford House before then (see entry conditions section). The actual entries must be delivered to the marquee on the playing field before 10am on show day. 

There are 25 cups to be won. Each adult class carries £5 prize money for the winner while there are prizes of £2, £1 and 50 for first, second and third in the children’s section. 

Show day 

Despite difficult growing conditions in 2018,entries were only slightly lower than the previous record year. The 133 classes which were open to people from all areas and ranged from flower arranging,flowers,plants,vegetables,herbs & fruit, preserves & baking.Then photography,handicraft and art with sections for youth and children,over 65’s and beginners. Judges,some from the Suffolk Horticulture & Produce Association, commented on the very high standard. The 25 silver trophies were presented by local district councillor, Tony Fryatt. As well as admiring the prize vegetables,flowers & craft in the marquee,visitors were able to enjoy a wide range of activities on the playing field. For children there was the chance to try out some new games which had been specially made for the show, have donkey rides & enjoy a new style inflatable & compete in races.

A licensed bar,barbeque,ice creams and tea tent were serving throughout the afternoon. The Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts displayed their classic cars. The motor bike & land rover enthusiasts brought their vehicles to be admired. There were lots of stalls,music from Ipswich Hospital Band & a car boot sale.

Mounting the show costs a considerable amount of money, the society is very grateful for the support it receives: from our patrons who give an annual subscription, the companies which advertise in our schedule & provide prizes for raffles & those individuals & businesses who sponsor class prize money. Our headline sponsors again for 2018 were Strutt & Parker & we thank them for their continued generous support.

One of the games specially created for the Village Show