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

Beekeeping and Plant Sale - Vicky Whiteley

12 April


Westmorland and North Lancashire DA

Sap suckers and leaf nibblers - Geoff Wilson

12 April


Surrey DA

Vegetables and Vegetable Growing - Paul Templeton

12 April


Hants DA

Plant Nutrition - Kelvin Mason

12 April


Crewe & Nantwich DA

All Things Spring - Harry Delaney

12 April


Kent DA

Exhibition Parsnips - Graham & Jane Wagstaffe

13 April


Lancashire DA

The Chilli Pepper Co - Gerald Fowler

14 April


Bucks DA

A Year in our garden - Sherie Plumb

20 April


North East Derbyshire DA

Raised beds and no dig cultivation - Mick Poultney

20 April


Essex DA

Growing Apples and Pears - Gerry Edwards

24 April


North of Scotland DA

Exhibition Vegetables - Ian Stocks

26 April


East Yorkshire DA

Tomatoes for Taste - Simon Crawford



Mansfield DA

Prizewinning Garden - Graham and Jane Wagstaffe

27 April


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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