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


Buy DVDs made by the experts.

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

NVS shows 2019

National Championships

30th July to 1st August

New Forest Showground, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH

Information for those exhibiting at the National Vegetable Championships at New Forest Show, Brockenhurst. This year to it has been necessary to suspend the New Forest Open Show to accommodate the National entries.


Scottish Branch Championships 

7th to 8th September

Dalkeith School Community Campus, Dalkeith, EH22 2PS


Welsh Branch Championships

7th to 8th Sept

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, CF5 6XB


Northern Branch Championships

13th to 15th September

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ


Midlands Branch Championships 

28th to 29th September

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW

more shows >

Some 2018 prizewinners

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