Student Awards

The student awards are presented to students who have shown an outstanding level of dedication to their horticultural studies.

CIH Student Awards

Every year we support colleges and institutions with their annual student awards by providing them with the opportunity to present the CIH Student Award. The award is bestowed to those who have shown an outstanding level of dedication to their horticultural studies. Upon receiving this award, the recipient is entitled to a year’s free membership of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, allowing them an invaluable insight into the industry with the support of CIH mentors.

How to make a nomination

Nominations for students are to be put forward by lecturers and teachers by filling in the form below. Once received, a certificate will be sent to back to you, and a free membership arranged. We will endeavour to send a representative from CIH along to help you congratulate the nominee and present them with their award and, in some instances, we invite award winners to be presented with a commemorative plaque at our Annual General Meeting.

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Here are our 2016 winners

Nathaniel Day

Top student landscape and garden design
Askham Bryan College

Margaret Connelly

First in Foundation degree in Horticulture studying part time

Jenny Moore

Special Award Best overall student
Moulton College

Jenny Moore

Special Award Best overall student
Moulton College

John Green

Best practical student
Nottingham Trent University

Andrew Davis

Best Garden Design Plot 2016 (public choice)
Wiltshire College Lackham Campus

Fiona McGuffie

Horticulture Student of the Year
Nottingham University

Olivia Steed-Mundin

Top 1st Year Student
Royal Botanic Garden, Kew

Camilla Walton

Best Horticulture Dissertation
Sparsholt College

Edward Knight

Tutor’s Award Higher Education in Horticulture
Warwickshire College (Pershore)

Samuel Pennock

For outstanding Effort & Commitment in Horticulture
West Kent College

Daniel Kilpatrick

Best Plant Knowledge & Appreciation
Writtle College

Silvia Nerreter

Best 2nd Year HND Student
SRUC Edinburgh Campus

Yvette Burrell

Best Overall Horticulture Student
Reaseheath College

2017 YHOY Competition

For anyone under 30 the YHoY competition is a fantastic opportunity to explore an interest in horticulture, test their knowledge and get the opportunity to network with horticultural enthusiasts all over the UK and Ireland. We meet thousands of horticulturists every year as they battle their way through three challenging rounds.