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

East Yorkshire DA

Composting - Mick Poultney

30 May


Scottish Branch

Display at Gardening Scotland

3, 4 and 5 June


Manchester DA

Cacti - Alastair Glenn

7 June


Kent DA

Talk on commercial apple growing - David Bradley

8 June


Surrey DA

Visit to Eric Wall Nursery

9 June


Sussex DA

Display at the South of England Show

9, 10 and 11 June


Crewe & Nantwich DA

Fertiliser in the kitchen garden - David Thornton

14 June


Hampshire DA

Harvest, storage and prep for the show - John Trim

14 June


West Yorkshire DA

Pests - Nigel Harrison

14 June


North East Derbyshire DA

Visit to Mike Davey's garden

15 June


Essex DA

Visit to King's Seeds

18 June


Cheshire DA

Plot to plot - Ray Horme

20 June


Bucks DA

Visit to John & Jill Branham's garden

22 June


East Yorkshire DA

Visit to Martin Fish's garden

27 June


North Yorkshire and South Durham DA

Hydroponics - Gareth Hopcroft

29 June


Mansfield DA

Visit to The Woodpeckers

29 June


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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