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The RHS are looking for mentors

The RHS are looking for mentors

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...

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CIH encourages students to excel with the CIH Student Awards

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...

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The importance of STEM designation

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...

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A career in horticulture? It’s not what you think.

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...

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CIH Conference – Why ‘Healthy Horticulture’?

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.

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The Norah Stucken Award, what is it?

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...

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Elsoms: A career on the grow…Life as a plant breeder

Article provided by Elsoms Seeds.
Having a passion for plants is one thing but putting those green thumbs to professional use is a whole new world. The good news is horticultural careers are vast, varied and very rewarding and none more so than working as a Plant Breeder.

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You can now book online for our 2017 Conference!

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...

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Young Horticulturist of the Year competition final 2017

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...

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Notes from our new President

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...

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President’s Award winner 2016

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...

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2016 Norah Stucken Award winner

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...

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