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Following on from the success of last years competition, the Royal Horticultural Society are looking for mentors and assessors to support this years Green Plan It challenge. This year the challenge will take place over 10 weeks from September to December for Year 8...read more
Tom Keogh joins us for our conference in Dublin on October 13th to give a talk around Growing a sustainable family business. Tom is founder & Managing Director of Keogh’s Crisps, a snack food manufacturing and marketing company based on the Keogh family farm in...read more
Press release courtesy of Adrow With Government approval secured for the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards for arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscaping, those employers involved in the initiative are being congratulated on their success. Businesses...read more
Every year we invite colleges from all over the UK and Ireland to put forward a horticultural student for the CIH Student Award. The student awards are presented to students who have shown an outstanding level of dedication to their horticultural studies. We endeavour...read more
In April of this year President Owen Doyle, on behalf of CIH, wrote to a minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The letter was sent in response to views regarding the importance of STEM designation of agricultural and horticultural...read more
Published in the July issue of The journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology careers section. Most people remember that at school, there was never an option to study horticulture. Teachers knew nothing of the opportunities available. The UK governmental...read more
This is the first time the conference has been held in Ireland and we asked our President, Dr Owen Doyle CHort FCIHort, to tell us why 2017 was the year to hold it in Dublin. “The Chartered Institute of Horticulture represents professional horticulturists in both Great Britain and Ireland, so it was high time the conference be held in Ireland.read more
Every year we commemorate Norah Stucken, a long-standing publisher of the trade magazine, The Grower. The award is given to any project that makes a positive impact on our horticultural industry. This ranges from an amenity or conservation project, to the development...read more
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This year’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition came to an exciting end on May 6th at University Centre Shrewsbury where the final 8 competitors fought for the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world with a £2,500 bursary. The bursary is provided in...read more
Healthy Business, Healthy Food, Healthy Activities This year we are excited to announce that the conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, Northwood! The theme is Healthy Horticulture and the importance of horticulture in everyday life. The conference...read more
The new website has been built specifically with our members in mind. We believe we have created a website that not only demonstrates the professionalism of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture but also represents our members.read more
This year we have a wide selection of contestants, from those already working in the industry to those still enjoying their horticultural studies. It is fantastic to see a range of contestants from different educational backgrounds. We have individuals who have known...read more
There are just a few weeks left before the deadline to Horticulture Week’s expanded Custodian Awards (www.custodianawards.com) which celebrate the achievements of the custodians of our parks, gardens, green spaces, grounds and urban woodlands. This is the second year...read more
The 2017 Young Horticulturist of the Year Regional Finals have come to an end and the eight regional finalists are ready for the Final on May 6th at the University Centre Shrewsbury. The eight regional finals took place during March at some fantastic horticultural...read more
This year the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition returns to its roots for the 27th annual competition final. The Grand Final is to be held on May 6th at the University Centre Shrewsbury. You can find full details in our events section. Shrewsbury was home to...read more
It is my personal honour and pleasure to serve our Institute, and you its members, as President, and I look forward to working with you and other horticulture organisations over the next 24 months. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge immediate...read more
Every year the President of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture chooses an individual who, in their opinion, epitomises the term horticulturist. Someone who has a true passion for the industry and everything it stands for and someone who has actively made a...read more
Every year the Award commemorates Norah Stucken, who was a long-standing publisher of the trade magazine, The Grower. The award can be given for anything that is making a positive impact on our horticultural industry as a whole it can be anything from an amenity or...read more
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