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 £23.50 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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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

Bucks DA

20 March

Legumes - Ian Simpson

North East Derbyshire DA

21 March

Hydroponics - Gareth Hopcroft

East Yorkshire DA

26 March

Slugs and snails - Geoff Wilson

North of Scotland DA

27 March

Making the most of what you grow - Helen Fitch

Mansfield DA

28 March


North Yorkshire and South Durham DA

28 March

Potato Challenge

Manchester DA

3 April

Orchids - Leon Skorczewski

Dundee DA

5 April

Shallots - Frank Taylor

Nottingham DA

6 April

Show vegetables - Mark Roberts

Essex DA

8 April

A Year in our garden - Sherie Plumb

Hants DA

10 April

Exhibiting at RHS shows - Barry Clarke

Surrey DA

10 April

The two hour a week allotment - Peter Almond

West Yorkshire DA

10 April

History of Golden Acre Park - Dean Lockwood

Westmorland and North Lancs DA

10 April

Allotment gardening month by month - John Bebbington

Kent DA

11 April

Chrysanthemums - Alan Wright

Cheshire DA

16 April

Vegetables my way - David Metcalfe

Bucks DA

17 April

Successional sowing - Chris Day

North East Derbyshire DA

18 April

In the footsteps of Earnest Shackleton - Mike Osborn

Nottingham DA

19 April

Quiz night

North of Scotland DA

24 April

Premier Hydroponics - Gavin Thomson

Mansfield DA

25 April

Six of the best - Mark Roberts

North Yorkshire and South Durham DA

25 April

Dahlias - Andrew Robinson

Manchester DA

28 April

Plant Sale

East Yorkshire DA

30 April

Innovations in growing vegetables - Julian Davis

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

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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