30 September 2021
Top 20 Garden Blogs
Designing a new garden or even maintaining a current one can be quite a daunting task, so it's well worth exploring the internet for ideas and tips. In this post we've scoured the web for the Top 20 Garden Blogs as a great starting point for inspiration.
Lisa Cox has a strong interest in creating outdoor spaces that all the family can enjoy throughout the seasons. Her blog is packed full of case studies and fantastic garden design ideas and inspiration. Lisa's gardens have won awards at both RHS Chelsea and Cardiff and she is a member of the Society of Garden Designers.
Three sisters from Sussex share their gardening tips and seasonal ideas in a light hearted and well managed gardening blog. Inheriting a love of gardening from their parents, the sisters write in a warm and welcoming style that encourages you to sign up to their weekly newsletters.
The Herb Cottage is a great source of information on growing your own herbs and vegetables. Run from their Texas base the Herb Cottage blog very regularly with super interesting articles such as How to Boost Plant Growth and What Equipment Is Necessary for Advanced Gardening.
This resolutely English blog is packed full of great gardening ideas and tips for gardens under one acre in size. With interesting reads such as How to increase your garden privacy and 8 steps to the long thin garden of your dreams this blog is a must-subscribe for those planning their own town house garden designs.
Deborah Silver has been a landscape designer since 1986 and her blog Dirt Simple is bursting with an enormous amount of gardening related blog writing. Expect to find landscape designs posts rubbing shoulders with light hearted posts from Deborah's daily life in the industry.
Richard Jackson has had a lifelong affinity with gardens, through running garden centres, being a media personality for gardening and founding the Greenfingers charity. His website was launched in 2015 and offers both an online plant shop and a blog where his team of experienced garden advisers and writers share their knowledge, ideas, recommendations and advice. Their excellent coverage of RHS Chelsea 2021 is a must read.
Multi-award winning horticulturist Simon Eade created The Garden of Eden blog to not only record his own love of gardening but also pass on detailed and technical gardening information to others.
Garden Ninja is run by designer Lee Burkhill, winner of RHS awards and local radio personality as a panelist on Gardeners Question Time with BBC Manchester. Lee's website is packed full of blog posts and with over 35,000 followers on YouTube there is tons of video content to discover!
London Cottage Garden, run by Julie Quinn, is a quintessentially English blog documenting a cottage garden oasis in the heart of the capital city. Julie's award winning blog covers the story and continued development of this beautiful garden.
Award winning garden designer Kirsty Wilson blogs regularly on her Get Planting website with visits to beautiful gardens as well as great hints and tips for growing, harvesting and protecting the plants in your garden.
Noel is a gardener and horticultural journalist whose website showcases his consultancy and education services as well as an ever evolving blog with detailed writings on gardens and agriculture.
Not strictly a blog but a wonderful resource, Garden Masterclass is a place for gardeners and designers to come together over workshops and webinars to learn, create and share all things garden related. The website features a plethora of free videos to watch although joining as a member gives access to hundreds more.
David Marsden is an experienced gardener who blogs regularly with thoughts, ideas, garden visits and generally garden related topics. This multi award winning blog has a real human feel where the reader can really connect and relate to the authors ramblings. David's blog has been featured in The Telegraph and The Sunday Times.
iPlantsman is the brainchild of Lewis Normand, a well travelled individual who has designed gardens worldwide, work in gardening retail and lectured about the subject in a variety of establishments. The iPlantsman blog has a wonderful personal touch, with gardening tips and ideas posted alongside book reviews and thoughts from Lewis' everyday life.
Another slightly tenuous entry into the list but a very worthy one nonetheless, Wild Flower Hour is more of a social movement than a blog. The idea is the followers of their Facebook and Instagram accounts post pictures of wildflowers all at the same time once a week on a Sunday evening. The activity encourages wild flower enthusiasts to meet other like minded people and learn how to identify flowers better.
Gardening Naturally is a small family run business in Gloucestershire that offers an online shop with natural products to aide plant growth. Their excellent blog is full of planting and harvesting related topics such as "Nematodes & How They Work" and "How to Make Compost in Your Garden".
With thousands of followers across her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts Stephanie Donaldson's Enduring Gardener Blog is a great place to keep up to date with the latest trends in gardening, planting and related products. This outstanding blog is full of how to guides and inspirational ideas to help you create a garden you're proud of.
Ellen Mary is one of the UK's most influential figures in the gardening world, with a many appearances across a huge variety of media channels including TV appearances. Ellen's blog is regularly updated with great articles such as "Love and appreciation for nostalgic flower bulbs" and event blogs such as "Hampton Court Garden Festival".
If you're looking for something a little different Emma Doughty's Unconventional Gardener blog is well worth a visit. Emma is an ethnobotanist and author who has a keen interest in growing plants hydroponically, as well as researching how to grow plants in outer space! Emma's blog features hundreds of uniquely written interesting posts to delve into.
Real Men Sow is a highly thought of blog site run from Scotland. This blog was originally started by a chap named Jono, where he documented the work on his allotment and actually wrote a book about it. Pete took over the site in 2012 and continued the theme by predominantly documenting his own fruit and vegetable growing activities.