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

Student membership is completely free. 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.

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 towards a qualification related to horticulture and provide evidence of current studies.  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 10 working days. If you have been successful in your application we will email an acknowledgement membership number and send your Members Area login details.

Membership criteria and supporting documentation can be found here


What happens once I’ve completed my studies?

Once you have completed your studies, you can continue your membership with CIH by upgrading

We offer 50% off your first year of membership. Simply fill in the upgrade form and email them along with your certificates and CV to


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

View the full pdf copy of our journal, currently issued three times a year, written specifically for our members to keep them informed of current events and articles of interest