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

Upcoming shows and events

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.


Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

12 September 2014 - 14 September 2014
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate View map »

The Harrogate autumn show has been ranked one of Britain’s top three gardening event by readers of Which?Gardening and promises the perfect day out for all garden lovers. Highlights include a giant vegetable competition, Kitchen Garden live and a Plot to Pot cookery theatre.

Look out for Leeds and District Gardeners who will still be basking in the glow of their Silver medal from Chelsea Flower Show.

Malvern Autumn Show

27 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
Malvern, Three Counties Ground View map »

The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. After a long year there’s nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the wonderful season. A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out to remember.

Colin and Rosemary Smith with their team of dedicated volunteers will be attending and sharing their enthusiasm for allotment growing with visitors to their impressive stand.