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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. 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 email an acknowledgement and send out your Certificate and Welcome letter in the post.

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

We support the National Land Based College, a UK-wide virtual college championing skills development for the land based industries, including all sections of horticulture.  The NLBC website is a one stop shop for land based careers, education and training. We encourage anyone working in the horticulture sector to visit the site and register with NLBC to receive CPD opportunities, resources and connections that will be invaluable to you throughout your career. 

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