Code of Professional Conduct – Chartered Institute of Horticulture

I joined the Chartered Institute of Horticulture because I wanted to be part of a professional organisation, and to be recognised as someone who took the profession of horticulture seriously.  Professionalism and professional integrity is very important to me.  In my previous careers in the military, social work and law, it was absolutely essential to achieve, maintain and uphold high standards of professional conduct.  Not everyone can achieve these exacting standards.  Some just don’t want to, some can’t, and some would prefer to hide underneath the radar of such scrutiny.  I on the other hand welcome these standards.  I believe doing so illustrates I have a reputation that has taken a lot of effort to build, and is worth maintaining.

Whether I am mowing a lawn on a regular basis, or providing more specialised lawn care services to our customers, I adhere to this Code of Professional Conduct.  The same goes for all our services, whether it be hedge or shrub trimming, pruning and cutting back, planting or weed control, the same high standards are applied.

I hope this helps you when making a decision to purchase lawn care and garden maintenance services from us here in East Kilbride.  You can be satisfied if you are looking for grass cutting, lawn mowing, lawn care, hedge trimming, weed control or other garden maintenance work, that we take horticulture and professionalism seriously, and that we adhere to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Code of Professional Conduct.

I have set out the Code of Professional Conduct below.  The guidance notes and a more detailed explanation to the Code can be found on the Chartered Institute of Horticulture website by following this link – Code of Professional Conduct.    

Chartered Institute of Horticulture

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Code of Professional Conduct

Members shall:

  1. Exercise professional skills and judgement to the best of their ability and discharge professional responsibilities safely and with integrity.
  2. Have full regard for the enhancement of the practice of horticulture, which is the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use.
  3. Have full regard for the public interest at all times.
  4. Support the charitable objects of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, using any skills or knowledge they possess to further those objects.
  5. Commit to maintaining professional competence by undertaking appropriate continuing professional development and give all reasonable assistance to further the education training and professional development of others.
  6. Notify the Chartered Institute of Horticulture:

  if convicted of a serious criminal offence

  of any breach of the Code of Professional Conduct by another member. 

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