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

Growing Advice

We are excited to welcome David Allison as the new Horticultural Advisor for the National Allotment Society!

Aaron Hickman who stepped down at the end of 2022 brought so much to the NAS and we would like to thank Aaron for all the wisdom, time, and energy that he gave to the society and its members in this role.

Born a farmer’s son in Wensleydale, David and brings a wealth of experience to the position from his current roles as Vice-Chairman of the RHS Fruit, Veg and Herb Committee and accredited RHS Floral Judge. He is also Chairman of the Vegetable Trials Forum at the new RHS Gardens at Bridgewater.

In the past David was National Chairman of the National Vegetable Society, Treasurer of the NVS Northern Branch, member of the West Yorkshire District Association of the NVS, and a qualified NVS judge and lecturer amongst other things!

The NAS is thrilled to have someone with such extensive knowledge on our team and we look forward to working with him.

Send in your queries for David about allotment growing, along with your membership details to and we will forward them on.