North East Derbyshire DA on their behind the scenes visit to Swarkstone Garden Centre
Help for Schools
The Society is in the process of developing a programme to enable us to provide help and assistance to teachers and helpers to create and maintain gardens in schools.
Considerations when starting a school plot - an extremely informative article written by Geoff Wilson can be found here. The article deals with the best location for a plot, innovative ways to grow your plot, and potential challenges you may face.
If your school is looking for help in starting up or maintaining your school garden, please address your correspondence to Barry Newman or David Thornton in the first instance using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact your local Branch contact:
Midland Branch - Mick Poultney
54 Alma Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 2JD
Tel: 0781 5630811
Northern Branch - Geoff Wilson
6, Kingcraft Road, Marton in Cleveland, Middlesbrough, TS7 8RF
Tel (Mobile): 07504 009235
Scottish Branch - Ian Stocks
37 Avonbank Gardens, Dunipace, Falkirk FK6 6LH
Tel: 01324 821274
Southern Branch - Barry Newman
Well Cottage, Littleworth Lane, Partridge Green, Horsham, W Sussex RH13 8JX.
Tel: 01403 711598
Welsh Branch - Denis Barry
22 Ffwrwm Road, Macehn, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 8NF
Tel: 01633 440905
Malvern Autumn Show Primary Schools Trug Competition - sponsored by Neudorff Natural Gardening
Schools will have the opportunity to enter this competition by entering a trug of produce grown in the school grounds. There are cash prizes available, as well as each school that enters receiving Neudorff products for their gardening club.
A flyer for the competition can be found here>
A copy of the entry form can be found here>
Below is an infographic which gives a basic guide to growing vegetables, including soil preparation, sowing, harvesting, storage, threats to the crop and nutritional information.
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!