Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture


Full membership is designed for horticulturists with high level qualifications and or extended experience in the industry.

Full membership is £110 for the year. 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. We are the professional voice for horticulture, join and grow your career with us.

Full membership allows you use the post nominal letters MCIHort, which demonstrate your expertise, experience and knowledge to prospective customers, employers and colleagues.

Do I qualify to be a member?

To become a full member you require a minimum of 12 points from a combination of academic and/or work experience. Your highest level of qualification is combined with your experience of working within the industry to create this total. Every year spent working in the industry equates to one point, half points are awarded to periods of 6 months. Please have a look over our membership criteria and supporting documentation before applying.

How do I become a member?

All you need to do is click apply now and fill on our online application form. Your application will be processed within 5 working days. If you have been successful in your application we will then email you to arrange payment and your certificate and membership card will then be posted to you.

Why become a member?


Discounted entry to our annual Conference & AGM to help you network with our CIH community.
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Branch visits provide opportunities to network and gain access to otherwise unavailable facilities and individuals.
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The Horticulturist journal

Receive a copy of our quarterly journal free of charge, written specifically for our members to keep them informed of current events and articles of interest

Use of our logo

Which instils a sense of reliability and professionalism

Post-nominal letters

Use of MCIHort demonstrates your level of expertise,integrity and awareness of the industry, to potential customers and employers


A monthly email digest of industry and CIH events and news 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, 18 years of landscaping and garden design experience and am currently a Garden Design and Build Manager. I am also proud to be a Chelsea award winner. I want to progress within my career and believe that becoming an MCIHort will show prospective employers just how hard I have worked at doing what I love.

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