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

Crewe & Nantwich DA

Summer Vegetables - Graham Wagstaffe

10 May


West Yorkshire DA

Exhibition leeks and grow lights - Joe Keeler

10 May


Sussex DA

Grow better vegetables - David Thornton

11 May


Kent DA

Seed Production - Dr Peter Dawson

11 May


Surrey DA

The Wonderful World of the honey bee - Lucy Frost

12 May


Merseyside DA

Growing Hardy Plants - Christine Yates

16 May


Cheshire DA

Plant Sale

16 May


North East Derbyshire DA

Sweet Peas for exhibition - Andy Hubbock

18 May


Mansfield DA

Walking the line - Stephen Gay

25 May


North Yorkshire and South Durham DA

Exhibition Onions - David Metcalfe

25 May


West Midlands DA

Round and round the garden - Graham Wagstaffe

26 May


East Yorkshire DA

Composting - Mick Poultney

30 May


NVS shows 2016

NVS Southern Branch Championships

26th, 27th and 28th July

New Forest Show, Hampshire


NVS Scottish Branch Championships

27th and 28th August

Duthie Park, Aberdeen, AB11 7TH

NVS Welsh Branch Championships

28th and 29th August

St Fagans Natural History Museum, Cardiff

Suggested places to stay can be found here>

NVS National Championships

10th and 11th September

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr Carmathen

Suggested places to stay can be found here>

Northern Branch Championships
16 to 18 September
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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NVS Midland Branch Championships
24 and 25 September
Three Counties Showground

NVS National Championships 2017

23rd and 24th September

Three Counties Showground

Suggested places to stay and further information can be found here>

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NVS District Association locations

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