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Student membership is designed for horticulturists currently working towards a horticultural qualification.

Student membership is just £25 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.

Do I qualify to be a Student member?

To become a student member you don’t need any qualifications or experience, all you need is to be studying a towards a qualification related to horticulture. Before applying have a look over our membership criteria and supporting documentation.

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 Student member?


A monthly email digest of industry and CIH events and news 

Use of our logo

Which instils a sense of reliability and professionalism


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 free copy of our professional magazine, written to keep our members informed of current events and articles of interest.
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I am currently studying for a BSc Hons in Horticulture after having worked through RHS level 2 to qualify. I have volunteered since 2014 for a charity involved in the design and build of a garden environment for young adults with learning disabilities. I love getting my hands dirty and can’t wait to start my career.

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