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.

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.

Please note that membership subscriptions run from April 1st to March 31st. Your fee for the first year will be pro rata from when you join.



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.

Retired Members

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture also offer a retired membership rate, at half of your Associate, Member, or Fellow subscription rate. If you are Chartered the additional fee will remain at full price.

To qualify for retired status you must:

  • Be age 60 or over
  • Have been a member for five consecutive years prior to applying for retired membership
  • Not be engaged in any significant remunerated employment or consultancy

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