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Join us on October 13th and 14th for our 2017 CIH Conference

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Join us for the 2017 CIH Conference

An unmissable networking opportunity in Dublin across October 13 & 14

Speaking at the conference we have Helen King, Caroline Elliott Kingston, Fiona Crispie, Steven Thompson, James Simpson, Tom Keogh and Caroline Keeling.

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

Meet Lachlan Rae, Head Gardner at Auchendolly Estate

Lachlan Rae is a 24 year old Head Gardner based at Auchendolley Estate, Scotland, and is this year's Young Horticulturist of the Year award winner. We asked him a few questions about his love of horticulture and how it lead to a fulfilling career. What first...

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Upcoming Events

17 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

Southport Flower Show

Venue - Victoria Park, Southport

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25 August 2017

St Andrews Botanic Gardens and Cambo Gardens visit

Venue: St Andrews Botanic Gardens (followed by Cambo Gardens)

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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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Calling all CIH members, can you help future students by sharing your ideas for careers and skills development? 

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