The Chartered Institute of Horticulture launch The Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2022
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January 12 2022

The 2022 Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition (YHoY) has been officially launched by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. The competition is open to anyone across the UK and Ireland, who is under 30 on 31st July 2022.

Whether you are a student, apprentice or working in the industry, this is a fantastic opportunity to test your horticultural knowledge and network with a wide range of individuals from across the industry.

The winner of the competition gains the prestige title of 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' and will receive a £2,500 travel bursary from The Percy Thrower Trust, generously provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society. The winner can undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study a subject related to their chosen field of horticulture.

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 7th May 2022 at the University of Warwick.

Victoria George, the Competition Chair said: “Despite the pandemic, 2021 was a very successful year for the competition and I am excited to build on that success for 2022; the new look Round 1 online was very popular and increased the accessibility of the competition so we hope to encourage more Young Horticulturists to take part in this wonderful competition.”

To find out more about the competition and how to take part, visit the Young Horticulturist of the Year website.

The competition’s first round opens 1st February 2022.