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 >

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Northern Branch News | Contact

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Midland Branch News | Contact

Southern Branch News | Contact

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Events diary

East Yorkshire DA

Annual DA show

27 September


Mansfield DA

The honey bee - Glenis Swift

30 September


Sussex DA

Ardingly Show

3 and 4 October


Lancashire DA

Bugs & sap suckers - Geoff Wilson

8 October


Essex DA

Growing potatoes for exhibition - Sherie Plumb

11 October


Hants DA

Sweet peas - Roger Parsnons

13 October


Kent DA

Pests and diseases - David Thornton

14 October


North East Derbyshire DA

Life and times of a farrier - Doug Burns

21 October


East Yorkshire DA

Life as a gardener & author - Martin Fish

26 October


Merseyside DA

Growing vegetables for the kitchen - John Woods

26 October


Mansfield DA

Year of the Chrysanthemum - Mick Shipley

27 October


Some 2015 prize winners

Some photos from the Midland Branch Championships 2015

Don Owens with his winning onion collection

Marcus Powell with his winning mini collection

Jim Robinson with his winning set of leeks

Simon Smith with his winning set of parsnips

A full set of photos of the winning exhibits can be found here>

A full write up of the show, including a list of prizewinners and the varieties they staged can be found here>

A photo from the Northern Branch Championships 2015

Eric Craik with his winning Blanch leeks

A full write up of the show, including a list of prizewinners and the varieties they staged can be found here>

A full set of photos of the winning exhibits can be found here>

Get digging and save a fortune...

The full article can be found here>

NVS National Championships 2016

10th and 11th September

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr Carmathen

more shows >

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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