About the National Vegetable Society

Growing & Showing Vegetables

The society is currently organised into five regional branches, each covering its own area of the country. Associated with these branches are local District Associations, also known as DAs, who hold local meetings, usually monthly, to talk about growing vegetables.Included as a District Association are our Irish members who for administration purposes come under the auspices of the Welsh Branch. The society has some 2800 members who range from allotment and kitchen garden growers through to some of the top exhibitors in the country.There's a wealth of knowledge in the society and our members have written many articles on vegetable growing which are published in the quarterly magazine, Simply Vegetables, that is provided  to members. You will also find articles on all aspects of vegetable growing and showing in this site which may be beneficial to you.

As well as the advice and help the society offers to all levels of vegetable growers, we also train and examine judges and maintain a list of qualified persons. In addition if you are looking for a speaker we also maintain a register of persons willing to give talks/lectures.

National Championships & Shows

Each year the Society holds championships within each Branch and has a National show, recognised as one of the premier vegetable shows in the country. The National Championships are hosted by a different Branch each year. 2018 was hosted by the Northern Branch in Harrogate on the 14th to 16th of September at the Great Yorkshire showground. 

2019’s National Championships will be hosted by the Southern Branch at the New Forest Show on 31st July to 1st August with our Annual General Meeting being held on the 31st July at the showground.

DVDs, Growing Leaflets etc.

The society has produced a range of DVD`s covering various aspects of growing and showing, many of them by top exhibitors. We also have a range of growing leaflets that can be purchased and guides to growing.

So if you want to become part of a Growing Society you can join here We look forward to welcoming you to the National Vegetable Society

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