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.

Become a member and we will work with you towards achieving your professional goals, providing you with resources, help and guidance along the way.

We also provide an industry voice on careers, education and many other aspects that affect your career. We strive to raise the profile of horticulture with governments and policymakers by creating publications, holding events, and providing awards and bursaries to deserving projects, students, and professionals.

Each membership category has different requirements, from levels of education, to time spent working within the industry. To become a member simply choose the membership category suited to you, and complete the required paperwork online. You could even receive the first 6 months of your CIH membership for free, by choosing to set up a direct debit with us.

Pick your category and learn about the benefits

To find out what type of membership you qualify for please use the membership criteria table below. If you are having trouble fitting yourself into a category give us a call or email us and we will be happy to help.



The ultimate achievement as a horticultural professional.



Nominated by the board for their outstanding contribution to the industry.



For horticulturists with high level qualifications and or extended experience in the industry.



For horticulturists with some industry experience and or higher education qualifications.



For students currently working towards a horticultural qualification.

Membership qualifications

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