The National Vegetable Society
Society for enthusiasts who want to advance, gain, give advice and enjoy growing and/or exhibiting vegetables
A Word From the Chairman
Welcome to the National Vegetable Society and I hope you enjoy browsing our website.
The Society, formed in 1961, is now a registered charity with the principal aim of promoting and encouraging the growing of vegetables by providing expert help and advice.
Our membership spans from the novice to the seasoned growers anxious to share their knowledge and experience.
Now you have visited our site I sincerely hope you will join us and become part of a growing, friendly and regionally based organisation. As part of membership you will have access to our ‘members only’ area, and to a members forum where you can have your specific questions answered and amongst other benefits receive our highly recommended Simply Vegetables magazine and much more.
A bit about me:
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.
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!
Shop for DVDs and literature
Buy DVDs made by the experts.
Purchase guides and leaflets on growing - everything.
MAKE AN IDEAL GIFT!
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.
Legumes - Ian Simpson
Hydroponics - Gareth Hopcroft
Slugs and snails - Geoff Wilson
Making the most of what you grow - Helen Fitch
Orchids - Leon Skorczewski
Shallots - Frank Taylor
Show vegetables - Mark Roberts
A Year in our garden - Sherie Plumb
Exhibiting at RHS shows - Barry Clarke
The two hour a week allotment - Peter Almond
History of Golden Acre Park - Dean Lockwood
Allotment gardening month by month - John Bebbington
Chrysanthemums - Alan Wright
Vegetables my way - David Metcalfe
Successional sowing - Chris Day
In the footsteps of Earnest Shackleton - Mike Osborn
Premier Hydroponics - Gavin Thomson
Six of the best - Mark Roberts
Dahlias - Andrew Robinson
Innovations in growing vegetables - Julian Davis
NVS shows 2018
New Forest Show
24th - 26th July
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
Harrogate Autumn Show
14 - 16 September
Some 2017 prizewinners
NVS branded clothing
We are pleased to announce that the new NVS branded clothing is now available to buy online. We have several garments available from polo shirts and fleeces to rain jackes and baseball caps.
To find out more, visit our dedicated NVS clothing page here>
The NVS is now on social media!
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