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

Welsh Branch News | Contact

Midland Branch News | Contact

Southern Branch News | Contact

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Events diary

East Yorks DA

Pesticides & Fertilisers - David Thornton

30 March


Merseyside DA

From back bedroom to allotment - John Bebbington

30 March


Dundee & East of Scotland DA

Tomatoes - George Reid 

2 April


Kent DA

Raised beds - Mick Poultney

8 April


Lancs DA

Growing in a small garden - Keith Abel

9 April


Westmorland & North Lancs DA

Chilli peppers - Gerald Fowler

14 April


West Yorks DA

Growing in a small garden - Keith Abel

14 April


Hants DA

Bio pest control - Isabell Rae

14 April


Surrey DA

Vegetable growing - Barry Newman

14 April


North East Derbyshire DA

Pot Leeks - Adrian Reed

15 April


North of Scotland DA

Visit to Greens Commercial Nursery

18 April


Essex DA

Raised beds and no dig cultivation - Mick Poultney

19 April


East Yorks DA

Tomatoes for taste - Simon Crawford

27 April


Bucks DA

Growing peas - Trevor Last

28 April


Mansfield DA

Round and round the garden - Graham & Jane Wagstaffe

29 April

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

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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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Millenium Class winners 2014

Luke Briggs winning the class at the NVS Welsh Branch Championships

4 tomatoes, 4 short carrots, 4 potatoes and 4 beetroot

Owain Roberts winning the class at the NVS National Championships

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