From wormeries to wildflowers, to top tools and tips here’s a roundup of what we think are the best gardening advice websites out there.
Hopefully, you’ll find everything you need to take care of your garden and try out new gardening techniques.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
This popular platform is both authoritative and extensive in its gardening advice. It’s the go-to for the green-fingered connoisseur and is a great place to visit if you’re looking for the likes of online plant finders, help-and-advice, online shopping, and gardening calendars.
Categories range from gardening to shows, getting involved, learning, and shopping. From learning who the finalists for this year’s Britain in Bloom competition are, to taking a virtual walk around one of the RHS gardens, to finding the perfect plants, to gaining an RHS qualification – this website boasts an emporium of knowledge – just one of the reasons it is so popular!
There’s also a handy forum section that allows you to chat with fellow green-fingered fanatics, ask them questions and share your own tips.
Great British Gardens
This impressive gardening advice website features an abundance of maps, covering 10 parts of the UK which all boast 30 or more gardens.
Users simply click on the garden they like the look of, and they will be met by an entire page of information, comprising photos and links. There’s also a section on some of the best garden designers to date and a directory of gardening websites.
Search through a number of topics and sections, containing information on outdoor buildings, furniture, how to grow your own, landscaping materials, garden sculptures, plants, nurseries, tools, renowned garden designers, and garden centers.
National Gardens Scheme (NGS)
Nicknamed the “Yellow Book”, this gardening advice website boasts an assortment of information on the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), which allows both plant fanatics and the plain curious to visit an impressive total of 3,600 private gardens, all for a charitable donation. In the last ten years, the NGS has raised an astounding £22 million.
To use the site, type in your postcode to discover a series of open gardens within five to 50 miles of your home town. There is also a Scottish equivalent of this gardening advice site, which can be found at gardensofscotland.org.
This state-of-the-art website is based on the Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell, Cornwall. Visitors will be met by a series of quirky animations and imagery in the shape of twittering birds, live webcams, and virtual tours of the many vegetable gardens, the melon yard, sundial, and the Italian garden.
There is also an all-encompassing online store, offering the likes of botanical-based products including beeswax toiletries, crafts, and more.
BBC Gardening Website
This gardening advice website boasts an extraordinary range of informative features, including tips on planning a vegetable garden, gardening with children, gardening for wildlife, and an A-Z list of pests and diseases, with information on how to prevent and treat them.
Whether you’re a beginner gardener looking for some gardening tips, or an experienced gardener searching for inspiration, the BBC’s expert guides promise to help you to get started, tackle a series of green-fingered misfits, and learn more about an array of gardening tips.
Categories include the likes of community gardening, basics, ethical gardening, expert grower’s advice, weather woes, gardening with the kids, and more. The website itself is extremely user-friendly and has become a staple with a number of gardeners worldwide.
Home to the new Xstrata Treetop Walkway and 18-metre-high Rhizotron, this is a great website to visit if you wish to learn more about the magic of Kew Gardens from the comfort of your own home. All of this is possible through a virtual experience.
Other features include more information on Kew’s 19 science teams, including the Madagascar page, a must-visit if you you’re a fan of the baobab tree. You’ll also find details of over 70,000 plant specimens.
The Gardening Website
This awe-inspiring guide covers an array of gardening details, including everything from information on garden centers and specialist nurseries to garden designers, humane animal deterrents, gardens in other parts of the world, artificial lawns, and outdoor furniture.
Jekka’s Herb Farm
If you have an interest in herbs, this is the gardening advice website for you. Jekka McVicar is the queen of the herb world. In fact, she won her eleventh consecutive gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in the summer of 2017.
Her phenomenal online catalog boasts an astounding 48 pages of organic plants and seeds, including information on the ginkgo tree, which is said to reach an impressive 40 meters in height and is used in the treatment of asthma. Then there are worldly wonders such as the banana mint herb, which is a concoction of peppermint with a hint of banana.
This online gardening website boasts information on over 3,230 species of clematis, making it one of the best platforms to visit if you’re looking to learn more about these exuberant climbers. All of the information and research is carried out at the University of Hull by specialist botanists.
Clematis devotees will greatly enjoy scrolling through the impressive 24 web pages that are available.
You Grow Girl
This website boasts a series of gardening pursuits, tips, and information on an assortment of unusual plants and herbs, all of which sit alongside a series of beautiful imagery. The author and blogger are Gayla Trail – a renowned name in the green-fingered world!
The website includes six categories, comprising: grow, dream, eat, create, explore, and shop. From learning how to test the germination rate of old seeds to building your very own DIY plant lighting systems, to maintenance, guidelines, and tips – there is a section for all!
We hope these ten gardening advice websites will help aid your quest to create beautiful spaces, both indoors and out.