DEFRA have announced a new grant to boost domestic tree production. The Tree Production Capital Grant applications are now open with the deadline set to Thursday 30 June. A new £8.8 million fund to support domestic tree production in England has been opened by the...

Aberconway Award 2021 Presentation

Pictured above: CIH President, Susan Nicholas, presenting the award to Megan Webb. The Chartered Institute of Horticulture were delighted to present the 2021 Aberconway Award to Megan Webb on Saturday 23rd April at our Annual General Meeting which was held at...

RHS Flourish Fund

RHS Flourish Fund

The RHS wants to inspire everyone to grow and the RHS Flourish Fund is part of our pledge to attract and support a wider range of people to work in horticulture. With a commitment of £150,000, consisting of grants up to £15,000, the RHS Flourish Fund aims to support...

DEFRA publish new regulations on pesticide use

DEFRA publish new regulations on pesticide use

DEFRA have published information on new regulations on pesticide use that are coming into force. The regulations require certain users of professional plant protection products (PPPs) and adjuvants to register themselves. Those who need to register include: Those who...

DEFRA Call for supplier CO2 contingency plans

Following the CO2 supply problem in autumn 2021,  DEFRA want to understand contingency plans suppliers have in place. Timelines are tight and DEFRA have asked for returns to be submitted by COP Monday 11 April. Please submit your returns to Emma Quarterman...

April eHort Message from the President

April eHort Message from the President

April has started with a sharp cold spell and not the warm sunny days we anticipate. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is less than three weeks away, so make sure you register on the website. Attending in person gives you the added advantage of visiting the Harrogate...

Membership renewal guide for online payments

Membership renewal guide for online payments

For many of our members, their annual renewal fees are due on 1st April 2022. Members who don't pay via direct debit may find the enclosed user guide of assistance with renewing online. Should you require further assistance please don't hesitate to contact the...

City & Guilds T Levels

City & Guilds T Levels

CIH Development Officer, Helen Sessions, is working on the employer and industry engagement for the new Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care T Levels. The two Technical Qualifications (TQs) in Land represent an excellent opportunity for young people to start...

March eHort Message from the President

March eHort Message from the President

Finally the country is being released from lockdown, albeit with trepidation. I am adopting a positive attitude and hope that we will continue to see improvements. Recently I attended the launch of the Orchid Festival at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. It was good to catch...

February eHort Message from the President

February eHort Message from the President

January brought the sad news that Peter Seabrook FCIHort, MBE passed away suddenly after a heart attack aged 86. Peter, a long-standing member of the Institute, joining in 1984, had a distinguished career as a writer, broadcaster and was an inspirational...

January eHort Message from the President

January eHort Message from the President

As we enter 2022, we once again are faced with an uncertain future. COVID-19 is impacting on all facets of our lives. Many of our members have pivotal roles in management of green spaces, food and ornamental production, research and education. We support our members...