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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

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

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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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You can now book online for our 2017 Conference!

Healthy Business, Healthy Food, Healthy Activities This year we are excited to announce that the conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, Northwood! The theme is Healthy Horticulture and the importance of horticulture in everyday life. The conference...

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Upcoming Events

16 June 2017

Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy visit

Venue: Logan Botanic Garden (followed by Castle Kennedy)

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20 June 2017 - 21 June 2017

HTA National Plant Show

Venue: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry

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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