The society has some 2000 members who range from allotment and kitchen garden growers through to some of the top exhibitors in the country.
Our aim is to advance the education of the public in the cultivation and improvement of vegetable growing, and to advance knowledge of and increase public interest in vegetables by the publication of information and by providing advice and help to all levels of vegetable growers.
We are dedicated to advancing the culture, study and improvement of vegetables by research and trials and through exhibition & awarding prizes in competitions.
In addition to help and advice, we also train and provide qualified judges and maintain a list of NVS Judges by area within the UK. Also if you are looking for a speaker we also maintain a register of persons willing to give talks/lectures from small gardening clubs to larger associations both within and outwith the NVS.
The society is managed by a Board of Trustees and is organised into five regional branches, each covering its own area of the country. Associated with these branches are local District Associations, also known as DA's, who hold local meetings, usually monthly, to talk and learn about growing vegetables, swapping seeds, plants & ideas. Included as a District Association are our Irish members who for administration purposes come under the auspices of the Welsh Branch.
Each year the Society holds veg shows in some DA's, all five branches and a National Championships covering the whole Society, recognised as one of the premier vegetable shows in the country. The National Championships are hosted by a different Branch each year on a five year rotational basis.
In addition there are various seminars etc throughout the country and an NVS presence with displays and stands at almost all of the major shows and events in the country.