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House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee

FEBRUARY 2024 UPDATE: On the 12th February The UK Government responded to the House of Lords Horticultural Committee’s report ‘ Sowing the seeds: A blooming English horticultural sector’ (6th November 2023) and published at the following link: Horticultural Sector...

Celebrity garden designer opens national education awards for the Land-Based and Environment sector

Inspiring, celebrity garden designer, Danny Clarke (aka The Black Gardener) is hosting the ceremony for the national Land-Based & Environment Learner (LBEL) Awards later this year, with today marking the opening of nominations for 2024 entries. For the second year...

Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media Sector webinar on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) are working with other sector associations on an Access All Areas EDI strategy and programme of work to become more equitable, diverse and inclusive in all that we do as a group for all. You may recall the charter was...

Horticultural professions unite to celebrate International Women’s Day

As International Women's Day approaches on 8 March 2024, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media professions stand together to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and reaffirm their...

Advanced British Standard Consultation

The Department of Education (DoE) announce a consultation on The Advanced British Standard. Over the next decade, DoE are seeking to introduce the Advanced British Standard (ABS), a new Baccalaureate-style qualification framework for 16-19 year-olds. The ABS will:...

Improving Farm Productivity grant

The grant is open to horticultural and farm businesses and is to cover 50% of the costs of robotic and automated equipment (paying out £25,000 - £500,000), and 25% of solar equipment (paying out £15,000-£100,000). Deadline for applications 21 March 2024.  Click here...

The Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO!

Round 1 of the 2024 Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition (YHoY) is well underway and the closing date Thursday 29th February is approaching fast!  We have a new platform, a new look registration and single link access to the round making it quick and easy...
House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee

House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee

FEBRUARY 2024 UPDATE: On the 12th February The UK Government responded to the House of Lords Horticultural Committee’s report ‘ Sowing the seeds: A blooming English horticultural sector’ (6th November 2023) and published at the following link: Horticultural Sector...

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Advanced British Standard Consultation

Advanced British Standard Consultation

The Department of Education (DoE) announce a consultation on The Advanced British Standard. Over the next decade, DoE are seeking to introduce the Advanced British Standard (ABS), a new Baccalaureate-style qualification framework for 16-19 year-olds. The ABS will:...

read more

Upcoming Events

Scotland Branch - Annual Branch Meeting
19 April 2024

Scotland Branch - Annual Branch Meeting

This year the Annual Branch Meeting (ABM) will be held in the Board Room*...

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Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media Sector webinar on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
24 April 2024

Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media Sector webinar on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) are working with other sector associations on an...

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