Join us now and take advantage of our introductory offer of 18 months membership for the price of 12 when you pay your membership subscription by direct debit!
Your membership subscription will not be collected until the end of your first six months membership, which is free. Successful application is subject to the Institute's Membership Criteria and receipt of a completed Direct Debit form. At the end of your free membership we will send you a reminder that your subscription is due for payment. If we do not hear to the contrary, we will automatically debit your account with your annual subscription. This will entitle you to continue to use any designatory letters you are eligible for (MCIHort, ACIHort) and to receive the full range of membership benefits. If you do not wish to carry on with your membership after the six month free period you can, of course, cancel the Direct Debit at any time before your subscription is due.
To apply for membership please read the Membership Criteria and Code of Professional Conduct then download the
complete, and return, together with copies of your supporting documents, to: Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Horticulture House, 19 High Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5AH
If you have any queries about the membership process or criteria, please contact us
Upgrading your membership
If you are an Associate, Affiliate, Student or Prizewinner member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, you may be eligible to upgrade your membership. Upgrading to Associate or Member grade will entitle you to use the appropriate post-nominal letters (ACIHort, MCIHort). Further information about upgrading is available on our Upgrade page.
Rejoining the Institute
We welcome applications from previous members who would like to rejoin the Institute. Please see our Rejoin page for further information.
Please note that there are separate processes if you wish to become a Fellow of the Institute or to apply to be granted the title of Chartered Horticulturist.
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