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2018 Conference & AGM


Our theme this year is:- Island Horticulture -‘Life after Brexit’.

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Grants for Horticulturists

Information on grants and bursaries to help further your horticultural career

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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.

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Conference 2018 Speaker Profiles

John Adlam The James Bruce Memorial Lecture:- 'Growing a Horti Culture' John Adlam grew up on the family nursery and subsequently trained at Writtle and Hadlow; and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship where he studied in Australia.  He has worked as European Research...

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Upcoming Events

19 August 2018 - 24 August 2018

International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress

The IAPB Congress will be taking place in Dublin on 19 - 24 August...

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31 August 2018 - 1 September 2018

Ireland Branch Autumn Study Tour - starts at Glenarm Castle 31.8.2018-01.09.2018

Below is the Proposed Itinerary, Please clink on the link here:  CIH Autumn Study Tour...

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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