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...


Become a Member of NVS for just £17.00 until the end of 2017 (£5.00 for Junior Members) and you'll join 1000s of like-minded people all over the UK!

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Need a Show judge?


Look no further!

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

Westmorland & North Lancashire DA

Year on the plot - Mick Poultney

11 October


West Yorkshire DA

It all goes to show - John Smiles

11 October


Crewe & Nantwich DA

Fruit trees in a small garden - Graham Shillaheer

11 October


Hants DA

Greenhouses and vegetables - Ray Broughton

11 October


Kent DA

The Millennium Class - Mark Hall

12 October


Lancashire DA

Gooseberries for kitchen and exhibition - Graeme Watson

13 October


Essex DA

Gardener's Question Time - Peter Morris, Sherie Plumb and Richard White

16 October


North East Derbyshire DA

Cauliflowers and Celery - Jim Thompson

19 October


Bucks DA

Talk by Richard White - Tozers Seeds

19 October


Merseyside DA

Raised beds - Mick Poultney

24 October


North Yorkshire & South Durham DA

Large marrow weigh in & member's photo share

26 October


East Yorkshire DA

Growing Shallots - David Thornton

31 October


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

Please note that Mike Davies (Show Manager) telephone number in the schedule should read: 01531 822750

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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