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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 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

Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt 25.10.2018

Carol Marks, MCIHort, from Bord Bia introduces the Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt today (25.10.2018) Dr David Robinson (image left) was a North Irish horticultural scientist who made important contributions to the national and international fields...

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Upcoming Events

22 November 2018 - 5 January 2019

Christmas at Kew 2018

  Christmas at Kew 2018 A mesmerising trail illuminated by one million glimmering lights...

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11 December 2018

London Parks & Gardens Study Day -Fulham Palace - Plant collecting in 17th & 18th Century 11.12.2018

The day offers a chance to learn about the intense interest in botany and...

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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