The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Upcoming shows and events

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

24 April 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate View map »

Harrogate Flower Shows were rated Britain’s best gardening events by Which?Gardening and this year the Leeds and District Allotment Gardener’s Federation will be building an allotment garden with some unusual innovations.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014
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RHS Malvern is the first big gardening show of the season and over the past few years has become renowned for showcasing the hottest new trends in garden design and planting.

For 2014 RHS Malvern has introduced Get Going, Get Growing.  This part of the show will be dedicated to encouraging people to grow their own plants and vegetables.  Workshops and specialist exhibitions from green-fingered experts will aim to inspire and help demystify the whole process.  Among those on the line-up are Blue Peter Gardener Chris Collins, who will be doing workshops for children, and BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Carol Klein.

Along with their beautiful display NAS stalwarts Colin and Rosemary Smith will be there to answer your questions and encourage NAS membership

Garden Show Ireland

09 May 2014 - 11 May 2014
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The Garden Festival moves to a new venue!

Garden Show Ireland moves to yet another magnificent setting, Antrim Castle Gardens, from its former site at Hillsborough Castle, and will take place 9 – 11 May 2014. Click here for further details.

Antrim Castle Gardens is one of the most unique and historically intact gardens under public ownership in Ireland containing over four centuries of garden heritage. It has been beautifully restored by Antrim Borough Council incorporating newly revived garden features with fully accessible pathways and tracks. The gardens and surrounding parkland cover an area of over 60 acres.

Garden Show Ireland is proud to have been asked by Antrim Borough Council to celebrate the completion of the restoration by bringing Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event to this magnificent venue on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014.

Chelsea Flower Show

20 May 2014 8:00am - 8:00pm
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The Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners Federation will be creating a demonstration Allotment Garden at this year’s show; look out for their Techno Allotment in the Discovery Area of the Pavilion.

BBC Gardeners World Live

12 June 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
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The North Warwickshire Allotment Federation has taken part in Gardener’s World Live for the past three years and last year won the prize for Best Edible Patch.  This year NWAF are heading up the National Allotment Society’s display at the show; the National Allotment Society also runs an advice shed to promote allotment gardening to visitors to the show.

Great Yorkshire Show

08 July 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate View map »

Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation  will be at the show again this year with a new theme and some new innovations for their demonstration garden.

Tatton Park Flower Show

23 July 2014 9:51am - 5:00pm
Tatton Park, Cheshire View map »

The four zones of InspireEscapeFeast and Grow will be back at Tatton Park in 2014 with brand new features alongside popular show favourites; including the Great British Allotments feature created by community groups.

Southport Flower Show

14 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
Victoria Park, Southport View map »

The largest independent Flower Show in the UK, where you will find volunteers from our North West region manning their display; working along with the Flower Show trustees and local groups they are planning to build some permanent displays on the Victoria Showground and, while it will take a couple of years to complete, they aim to start at this year’s show.

Design-a-Garden schools competition

The Southport Flower Show is excited to launch this year’s Design-a-Garden competition, open to all junior school children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Sponsored by the West Lancashire’s Freemasons’ Charity, the competition is an opportunity to let children’s imaginations literally run wild and create their own eco friendly garden, based upon the show’s theme of ‘Brazil’ this year. A team of judges will pick two winning designs, which will then be constructed for this year’s show; the winning gardens will then be on display to the show’s 70,000 visitors.

Entrants are encouraged to incorporate recycled materials as well as lots of colour and plants. The two winners will also be invited to the show along with their families and teachers. They will receive £500 to enhance their school’s grounds and £50 gift vouchers for themselves. Ten runners up, with families and teachers, will also be invited to the show and will receive £50 for their school’s grounds too.

Entry forms, which have a template for the design on the reverse, are available from the website. Alternatively please email the Southport Flower Show team at or call on 01704 547147.

The closing date for the competition is Friday 30th May 2014.