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The Chartered Institute of Horticulture

We are the professional voice for horticulture, uniting a growing profession

Your membership to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture gives you access to the only community in the industry with members from every aspect of horticulture. Membership gives you access to network with fellow horticultural professionals, attend technical and social gatherings, read our publications, and stand out amongst your colleagues as a member of a chartered organisation.

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For individuals at the height of their careers with significant experience and/or qualifications in the field.


Nominated by the board for their contribution to the industry.


For anyone with high level qualifications or extended experience in the industry.


For anyone with some industry experience and or higher education qualifications.


For anyone in further education studying horticulture.

Latest News

CIH Conference “Save the Day” 3rd October 2018

CONFERENCE 2018 Wednesday 3rd October We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 2018 Conference on the 3rd October at the stunning venue of “Farmers and Fletchers in the City”.  Their location is fabulous, they are located right in the heart of historic...

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The RHS needs your photographs in the Green Workplace!!

The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK would like to celebrate the huge breadth of careers available in horticulture across the world by gathering a series of images of individuals in their workplaces (their green office) amongst their plants, be it in a garden,...

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YHoY Grand Final 2018 “Winners” News Release

The Grand Final of the YHoY 2018 was held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday 28th April.   This was a fantastic event with an audience of over 90 guests. All the details can be found by clicking on the link below. CIH YHOY 2018 GRAND FINAL NEWS RELEASE v2...

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Upcoming Events

3 June 2018

Visit to Perennial - Fullers Mill Garden

Perennial at Fullers Mill Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow, Suffolk, IP28 6HD Time: Meet...

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6 June 2018

Visit to Jupiter Artland Inc House Garden

Group Tour to Jupiter Artland to include the House Garden from 6.00pm on the...

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Notes from the President

Owen Doyle

CIH President, CHort FCIHort

I am delighted to announce the launch of the NEW Chartered Institute of Horticulture website.

This is a fresh, interactive and professional digital window to horticulture and our institute, so come on in and sees us in our new space! Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn about horticulture and our institute. Our new website is interactive and gives better access, to our current members and prospective members, to see some really useful information about our events, membership details and the services we provide on the homepage.

Amongst the new features the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to foster improved communication with our members. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, announcements and member and activities.

We hope you find our new website fresh and modern; we have worked hard to make sure it contains valuable information to assist you.

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If you work in horticulture and are serious about pursuing a career in this most fascinating and diverse of industries, I urge you to join the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and consider becoming a Chartered Horticulturist.

Andrew Gill, CHort FCIHort