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.


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


Branch visits provide opportunities to network and gain access to otherwise unavailable facilities and individuals.

Career Progression

Undertake regular CPD and get on track to full membership with a view to achieving Chartered Horticulturist status. 

The Horticulturist journal

View the printed 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

Growing Somewhere

Dedicated Student and Early Career Horticulturist focused  e-newsletter sent out termly.