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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.

Join and grow your career with us.


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

The Norah Stucken Award, what is it?

Every year we commemorate Norah Stucken, a long-standing publisher of the trade magazine, The Grower. The award is given to any project that makes a positive impact on our horticultural industry. This ranges from an amenity or conservation project, to the development...

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Elsoms: A career on the grow…Life as a plant breeder

Article provided by Elsoms Seeds.
Having a passion for plants is one thing but putting those green thumbs to professional use is a whole new world. The good news is horticultural careers are vast, varied and very rewarding and none more so than working as a Plant Breeder.

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Upcoming Events

1 July 2017

South East Annual Business Meeting

Where – Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, St Albans, AL4 9DQ.

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20 July 2017

Cheviot Trees Nursery & Pentland Plant Trials visit

Venue: Cheviot Trees (followed by Pentland Plants)

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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