May 10th 2021
The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) is delighted to announce the opening of the Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY) Competition, 2021.
The main UK sponsor is Shropshire Horticultural Society/Percy Thrower Trust and the Irish sponsor is Bord Bia.
Round 1 is being offered free and online to anyone below the age of 30 on September 30th 2021 working and/or studying in horticulture in the UK and Ireland.
Competitors will be able to register on to the secure website from May 10th and then take part in Round One any time during the week beginning May 17th 2021.
There are prizes at each level of the competition, including eight regional final winners and the prestigious 'Percy Thrower Trust Bursary' of £2,500 for the overall winner.
Provisionally, the Grand Final will be at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland on September 4th 2021.