Presentation of the President’s Award 2022

Presentation of the President’s Award 2022

It gives me great pleasure to make the President’s Award to George Gilchrist FCIHort. George has an outstanding career in horticulture, and has demonstrated an ability to inspire many young people to enter our industry. He started his career with The National Trust...

Early-Career Horticulturist Representative

Early-Career Horticulturist Representative

About the role The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) seeks to appoint an Early-Career Horticulturist Representative to our Council of Trustees to represent the key demographics of horticultural students and those beginning their careers in horticulture;...

CIH Education Committee Open Meeting

CIH Education Committee Open Meeting

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) invites Members who are educators, trainers or just interested in educating the next generation of horticulturists to come along to our online open meeting on Tuesday 26th July at 6pm for the CIH education committee...

DEFRA announces Horticulture Strategy for England

DEFRA announces Horticulture Strategy for England

The Government published its Food Strategy White Paper on 13th June 2022.  To be included within this is the Government's Horticulture Strategy For England (HSFE section 1.3.3.). The HSFE will examine the diverse roles of small, large, and emerging growing models, and...

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...