The National Vegetable Society

Society for enthusiasts who want to advance, gain, give advice and enjoy growing and/or exhibiting vegetables


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

Membership has benefits...


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Need a Show judge?


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The NVS maintains a list of Show Judges(qualified by examination) and Lecturers throughout the UK. So your Show can have top specialists from your area.

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Events diary

Surrey DA

Mark Saunders - A Head Gardener's Year

4 April


Dundee & East of Scotland DA

Jim Gibb - Cacti

6 April


Hants DA

Roger Butler - Pelargoniums

11 April


Westmorland & North Lancashire DA

Tony Bracegirdle - Growing and breeding roses

11 April


West Yorkshire DA

Keith Abel - Life after the shows

11 April


Kent DA

Laurence Hobbs - Orchids

12 April


Lancashire DA

Julia Iddon - Foliage & flowers

13 April


Nottingham, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire DAs

Quiz Night

19 April


East Yorkshire DA

Barbara Hickman - Helmsley Walled Garden

24 April


Merseyside DA

Ian Moss - Jap Chrysanthemums

24 April


North Yorkshire & South Durham DA

Tom Hammond - Hartlepool Horticultural Show

26 April


North of Scotland DA

Neil Muirhead - Blanch leeks and stump carrots

29 April


Sussex DA

Ardingley Show stand

30 April/1 May


NVS shows 2017

NVS Southern Branch Championships

New Forest Show


25th - 27th July

NVS Midland Branch Championships

Shrewsbury Show

11th - 12th August

An entry form for the Marshalls sponsored Satelit french bean class can be found here>

NVS Scottish Branch Championships


27th August

NVS Welsh Branch Championships

National Botanic Garden of Wales

9th - 10th September

NVS Northern Branch Championships

Harrogate Autumn Show

15th - 17th September

NVS National Championships

Three Counties Showground

23rd - 24th September

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

Details of the coach to the evening event can be found here>

more shows >

Some 2016 prizewinners