The National Vegetable Society

Dedicated to advancing the culture, study and improvement of vegetables and offering help and advice to novice and expert growers.


Growing Advice

Mick's Corner Follow Mick Poultney from the West Midlands DA through his growing year
John's experiences Follow John Trim's experiences of growing all kinds of vegetables
The Exhibitor's Diary Growing for Show? Follow an update on what you should be doing
Simply Vegetables Get help and advice from the SV Magazine Back Issues

Objectives of the Society

To advance the education of the public in the cultivation and improvement of vegetables.

To advance knowledge of and further public interest in vegetables by the publication of information, by exhibition, by stimulating research and experiment and by awarding prizes open to public competition.

The Rules of the Society can be found here >

NVS Constitution can be downloaded here >

Regional Pages...


Scottish Branch News | Contact

Northern Branch News | Contact

Welsh Branch News | Contact

Midland Branch News | Contact

Southern Branch News | Contact

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Events diary

West Yorkshire DA

History and uses of Dalefoot Composts - Simon Bland

8 September


Kent DA

Ultimate slow food - Helen Howard

9 September


Sussex DA

Annual DA show

9 September


Crewe & Nantwich DA

Changes in seeds - James Shelley

9 September


Kent DA

Annual DA show

11, 12 and 13 September


North Midlands DA

Annual DA show

12 and 13 September


Hants DA

Annual DA show

13 September


Surrey DA

Worst pests of the year - Andrew Halstead

17 September


East Yorkshire DA

Pests & diseases - Adrian Reed

21 September


West Yorkshire DA

Annual DA show

26 September


East Yorkshire DA

Annual DA show

27 September


Mansfield DA

The honey bee - Glenis Swift

30 September


Show Diary

NVS Southern Branch Championships

28th - 30th July

New Forest & Hampshire County Show


NVS Welsh Branch Championships

22nd and 23rd August

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr Carmathen

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NVS National 


4th - 6th September

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

Accommodation details>

NVS Northern Branch Championships

18th to 20th September

Harrogate Autumn Show

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NVS Scottish Branch Championships

26th and 27th September

Cardwell Garden Centre

NVS Midland Branch Championships

26th and 27th September

Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Showground

NVS National Championships 2016

10th and 11th September

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr Carmathen

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Winners 2014

Marcus Powell from the Midlands winning at the NVS Midland Branch Championships at Malvern

Winners 2014

Andrew Jones from Wales winning at the NVS Midland Branch Championships at Malvern

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