The National Vegetable Society

Society for enthusiasts who want to advance, gain, give advice and enjoy growing and/or exhibiting vegetables


Growing Advice

It's Sow Simple - Follow Emily Plumb and Chris Harris' growing blog covering their involvement in the garden
John's experiences Follow John Trim's experiences of growing all kinds of vegetables
Mick's Corner Follow Mick Poultney from the West Midlands DA through his growing year
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 £20.00 until the end of 2019 (£5.00 for Junior Members) and you'll join 1000s of like-minded people all over the UK!

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Shop for DVDs and literature


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Purchase guides and leaflets on growing - everything.


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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.

More details here >

Events diary

Manchester DA

4 September

DA mini show

Notts DA

7 September

DA mini show

Kent DA

7, 8 and 9 September

DA mini show

Hants DA

9 September

DA mini show

West Yorkshire DA

11 September

Herbs in the Kitchen Garden - Paul Turner

Kent DA

12 September

Walled garden and sex - Chris Spree

Sussex DA

12 September

DA mini show

North of Scotland DA

15 September

DA mini show

West Yorkshire DA

22 September

DA mini show

East Yorkshire DA

24 September

Pinks and carnations - Pete Booker and Mike Graves

North Yorkshire and South Durham DA

26 September

DA mini show

Mansfield DA

26 September

Guide dogs for the blind

East Yorkshire DA

30 September

DA mini show

NVS shows 2018

NVS Southern Branch Championships

New Forest Show


24th - 26th July

NVS Midland Branch Championships

Malvern Autumn Show

29th and 30th September

NVS Scottish Branch Championships

Dundee Fruit and Flower Festival

Camperdown Country Park

31st August - 2nd September

NVS Welsh Branch Championships

8 and 9 September

St Fagan's Museum of Wales

NVS Northern Branch Championships

Not being held in 2018 due to National Championships being hosted by the Northern Branch

NVS National Championships

Harrogate Autumn Show

14 - 16 September

more shows >

Some 2017 prizewinners

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