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Conference Write Up

The conference was kicked off by the CIH President Dr Owen Doyle, welcoming delegates and discussing the many advantages that horticulture can facilitate for heath, social and financial benefits.  Dr Doyle highlighted that one of the main reasons why the industry...

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2017 CIH Conference set to be best yet

With less than seven weeks to go until the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s annual conference, it’s time to take a look back at last year. In November 2016 we welcomed over 100 professional horticulturists to join us as we listened to the likes of Philip Pearson...

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Leah Jones, 23, Team Leader at Walberton & Binsted Nurseries

As part of our ongoing mission to inspire and encourage people into working within our fantastic industry, we have carried out a series of interviews to show what a career in horticulture can look like. We went to Walberton & Binsted Nurseries in West Sussex and...

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Meet Lachlan Rae, Head Gardner at Auchendolly Estate

Lachlan Rae is a 24 year old Head Gardner based at Auchendolley Estate, Scotland, and is this year's Young Horticulturist of the Year award winner. We asked him a few questions about his love of horticulture and how it lead to a fulfilling career. What first...

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From the President – Horticulture in a jobless economy

In a recent article written by Professor Robert Wolcott from the Kellogg foundation in the United States, he discussed the significant changes facing education in a jobless economy. While our parents and grandparents became accustomed to a single job for most of their...

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Meet Jess Evans, Head gardener for the National Trust

We want to show everyone what a fascinatingly varied and rewarding career the horticulture industry has to offer, and so we have been speaking to some professionals about why they love what they do and why more people should join them. Jess Evans is the 2015 winner of...

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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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