Young Horticulturist of the Year 2024 – Opens for Entries

February 1st 2024

The Young Horticulturist of the Year competition returns for 2024, opening at the start of February.

The competition which is organised by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH), was first run in 1990 – with the national final held at Writtle College in Essex.

The competition's main supporters/sponsors are the Shropshire Horticultural Society/Percy Thrower Trust, and Bord Bia who support the competition in Ireland.

From the CIH's website:

"The competition is free to enter.

It is open to anyone below the age of 30 on 31st July in the year of entering the competition.

With a prize fund of £8000 there are opportunities to win prizes across round 1, regional finals, and the grand final. The ultimate winner of the competition wins a £2500 travel bursary to fund horticultural related travel anywhere in the world."

Entries for the 2024 competition will open on 1st February, 2024 – check the CIH website for further details: