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: nvswebmaster@outlook.com


Alternatively, you can contact your local Branch contact:


Branch contacts:

Midland Branch - Mick Poultney

54 Alma Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 2JD

Tel: 0781 5630811

E-mail: mickypoultney@hotmail.com


Northern Branch - Geoff Wilson

6, Kingcraft Road, Marton in Cleveland, Middlesbrough, TS7 8RF

Tel (Mobile): 07504 009235

E-Mail: geoffwilz@hotmail.co.uk


Scottish Branch - Ian Stocks

37 Avonbank Gardens, Dunipace, Falkirk FK6 6LH

Tel: 01324 821274

E-mail: ian.stocks@blueyonder.co.uk


Southern Branch - Barry Newman

Well Cottage, Littleworth Lane, Partridge Green, Horsham, W Sussex RH13 8JX.

Tel: 01403 711598

E-mail: barry.newman@live.co.uk


Welsh Branch - Denis Barry

22 Ffwrwm Road, Macehn, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 8NF

Tel: 01633 440905

Email: denisbarry@btinternet.com


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.