60+ Best Gardening Blogs and Websites On The Internet

These are some of the best gardening blogs and websites that I've come across! Read them and learn awesome gardening tips and tricks.

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When I first started gardening…I sucked. I thought I was one of those people that just didn’t have a green thumb. It turns out that I was wrong, thankfully (as most of you know!) and now Epic Gardening is one of the best gardening blogs and websites online.

But it takes quite a bit of time to learn the art and science of gardening. For years, I’ve been reading gardening books and blogs voraciously along with talking to experts in the field. I’ve absorbed tons of gardening knowledge, and continue to learn more every single day.

But I am far from alone in this great big gardening world. There are a tremendous number of other resources out there on gardening, many of whom approach it from other directions than I do… and they’re worth looking into, too! So here’s our curated list of great sources online for additional gardening information. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

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California Gardening

Author: California Gardening

California Gardening is one of the first YouTube channels I ever found when it came to gardening. I’ve learned so much from his videos – they’re peaceful, informative, and packed full of helpful tips. I have even gone to his garden to do a tour, which you can see here.

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Simplify Gardening

Author: Tony O’Neill

Gardening since the age of 7, Tony has become a respected name in the UK gardening circuit both on his blog and on his YouTube channel. While he originally called his blog and channel Tony’s Allotment, he rebranded both to Simplify Gardening in 2020 for the best of reasons: he wanted to simplify gardening and make it accessible to anyone.

As you might imagine, we’re big fans of making gardening simple and approachable here at Epic Gardening, too! It’s well worth taking a gander through his information for some inspiration and helpful hints to put to use in your own garden. And of course, don’t miss our podcast episodes where we’ve chatted with Tony about composting, a topic he’s written an entire book about! For just a tiny sample, check out our podcast on the carbon to nitrogen ratio.

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Self Sufficient Me

Author: Mark Valencia

It’s hard to resist the clarion call of self-sufficiency, and Mark loves to encourage others to become more self-sufficient overall. With sustainable methods highlighted on his YouTube channel or interesting insight on his blog or Instagram, he provides a wealth of useful tips from his homestead in Australia. I’ve even done a collaboration with him on YouTube about what crops to grow in your Birdies raised beds!

A genuinely friendly guy, Mark’s style is optimized towards Aussie gardeners but is approachable by anyone worldwide, and he’s got a love of what he does in the garden and genuine excitement about even the smallest things. Plus, have you seen his orchard? The Epic Homestead’s orchard will get there someday…

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The Horticult

Authors: Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit

They take awesome photos. Seriously, you need to check out their blog if only for the pictures. But they’re also master designers as well as gardeners, as both of their gardens looks like a slice of heaven (actually, it might be…).

Ryan is based in the same gardening zone as me, the coveted zone 10b of San Diego, CA, and Chantal now lives in northeastern Los Angeles County (also 10b). They started out as completely fresh gardeners about 8 years ago in 2007 after moving to the area. Their blog has been honored by the New York Times as one of the best gardening blogs online, and I completely agree.

They’ve slowed down on their blog posts as time has gone on — but they’re still very active on Instagram, and it’s well worth getting an eyeful of their gorgeous photography!

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Home For The Harvest

Author: Mary Jane Duford

Started as a hobby in 2015, this Canada-based gardening blog features tips and tricks that can be used in both its author’s zone 5 growing region and beyond. The majority of the content on the site is written by Mary Jane herself, but she also has other team members who supplement it with their own unique insights. She is a certified Master Gardener and has plenty of cold-climate growing experience, having started gardening in zone 2 and still residing in zone 5 now!

There’s a mixture of flower and veggie content here, as well as some great insights into some of the most popular home aeroponic/hydroponic all-in-one systems like the AeroGarden (one of those posts is below, too). You’ll find some great information to use!


Author: Pam Penick

Pam launched her site way back in 2006, about the time I finished up my freshman year of college. Her site goes deep into the layouts and structures of backyard gardens.

Since I’m more of an edible garden type of guy, I appreciate the aesthetic that Pam brings to gardening and landscape design. In another life, I saw myself as an architect or landscape architect, so reading posts on her site brings me back to the days when that was still something I aspired to.

Favorite Post: The history of Pam’s gardens

Floret Flowers

Authors: The Benzakein Family

I think that the Benzakein family is living a dream that many of us city-dwellers fantasize about: leaving the city and moving out to a rural area to live a simpler life. They chose this route very purposefully, with a goal to garden, raise livestock, and grow flowers.

Now, the family runs an online store, flower growing workshops, and an amazing blog on the farm and flower life. Their flower farm was featured on the Magnolia Network, and they’ve written three books on floral design. They’ve taken the flower-florist mode fully professional and the results are incredible.

Their pictures are absolutely breathtaking and the info shared on the blog is fascinating!

Favorite Post: Dahlia Breeding Update

Garden Betty

Author: Linda Ly

Linda, aka the Garden Betty, runs an awesome blog where she talks about raising chickens, her edible garden, cooking, and life adventures. It’s the perfect mix of great gardening tips and tricks along with inspiring photos and life goals.

She also has a secondary home in Mexico and writes about her journeys living the off-grid lifestyle, renovating and growing.

Favorite Post: Making recycled newspaper pots to start seeds

Gardening Gone Wild

Author: Fran Sorin, Saxon Holt, and Debra Lee Baldwin

Gardening Gone Wild is a collective of three super interesting people in the world of plants. Fran Sorin is the founder and has recruited a succulent expert, Deborah, and a plant photography expert, Saxon, to the team.

With these three skillsets, they put out some extremely insightful stuff that most sites don’t even cover. It’s well worth the visit to see nature’s gardening style on full display, as well as some phenomenal imagery of cultivated plants in garden spaces.

Favorite post: The Wild Desert Garden

Growing With Plants

Author: Matt Mattus

Matt has one of the coolest gardening sites on the internet, in my humble opinion. He started out just sharing what he’s doing in his garden, which many gardeners do.

After a while, he realized that some of the stuff he was experimenting with wasn’t being shared…anywhere. He collects rare plants, bulbs, and combines his botanical interests with a design background to tie everything together in a beautiful way.

If you’re looking for a gardening site with a unique twist, check out Matt’s blog.

Favorite post: How to grow artichokes from seed and harvest in one year

Small Town Gardener

Author: Marianne

Marianne’s blog has a charm that I haven’t seen in many gardening blogs these days. Although she’s a master gardener, she maintains that she wasn’t “blessed at birth with a trowel in one hand and a pair of clippers in the other.”

While I might beg to differ, there’s no arguing the fact that she’s got tons of experience in a variety of gardening environments. Practical advice that you can directly apply to your garden…no matter where it is.

Favorite post: Eating cheaply, eating well

Urban Gardens

Author: Robin Horton

Robin’s website really speaks to my heart. I “grew up” as a gardener in an urban environment, so when I found her blog it was like I found another person that was right up my alley.

She covers “the whole circle”: from planting, to seeds, to cultivation, all the way through to cooking. But more importantly, she mixes in an urban flavor that you don’t see on many blogs that are focused on the rural life.

Favorite post: Hacktivist urban housing

Urban Organic Gardener

Author: Mike Lieberman

When I first started out gardening 5 years ago, Mike’s blog was one of the first that I found. I remember watching his container gardening videos on YouTube and getting excited to start planting.

He’s all about practical tips to avoid pesticides, eat healthy, and not feel like you can’t grow plants just because you might live in a smaller space than some of the rural or suburban folk out there.

Favorite post: NYC fire escape garden

A Way To Garden

Author: Margaret Roach

Well, I’m sure most of you know who Margaret Roach is, as she’s a powerhouse in the gardening industry. She wrote the best gardening book of 1998, aptly named “A Way To Garden” and has been featured basically anywhere that gardening gets covered in print or online.

Her site is a wealth of information on techniques, recipes, and musings about nature itself. If you didn’t already know about it, go check it out – you’ll be glad you did.

Favorite post: How to ripen a tomato

Garden Rant

Authors: Susan Harris, Elizabeth Licata, Michele Owens, and Amy Stewart (Founders)

GardenRant is a funky site in the gardening blogosphere that I’ve really come to appreciate. It’s all about sharing gardening news in the unique way that the founding team writes. They all have a spice and vigor that either leaves me chuckling or nodding my head in agreement.

Favorite post: The butterfly effect

You Grow Girl

Author: Gayla Trail

Besides the catchy name, Gayla’s blog blends the world of gardening with our modern sensibilities. In a world where gardening is hardly practiced anymore (which is a shame), her blog approaches organic gardening from a more relaxed vibe.

She doesn’t forgo style, enjoyment, and affordability to be as sustainable as possible, making her blog a really accessible read for newer gardeners.

Favorite post: Canning and preserving guide

Mother Earth News

Mother Earth News has been around for decades and is a mainstay for organic gardening, homesteading, and sustainable living ideas.

Favorite Post: HOMEGROWN Life: How to Schedule your Planting by the Moon

Grow Veg

GrowVeg is a great gardening blog that also offers garden planning apps to help you schedule your garden tasks throughout the season. I’ve been wanting to make an app like this myself, so it’s great to see a company that is tackling the annoying problem of figuring out WHEN to do everything in the garden.

Favorite Post: Garden Design Ideas Using Fruit

Cold Climate Gardening

Author: Kathy Purdy

Although I am in Zone 10b myself, I respect and admire the dedication that cold climate gardeners have to their craft. Kathy’s site is a wonderful resource for gardeners who are trying to get the most out of colder hardiness zones.

Favorite Post: What’s the Difference Between a Frost and a Freeze?

Garden Therapy

Author: Stephanie

Stephanie’s story of gardening healing her from a debilitating illness is both inspiring and heartwarming. I simply garden for the pure joy of it, but there’s no denying the health benefits. Her blog is a mix of gardening and crafting, and it’s all amazing.

Favorite Post: These DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Will Take Your Breath Away!

Root Simple

Author: Erik Knudsen

Root Simple is a huge inspiration to me. They’ve got a podcast, books, and all sorts of information about homesteading, growing your own food, and living an all around simpler life. There’s something for everyone here.

Favorite Post: Attractive Ornamental Flowering Trees


Author: Rona Wheeldon

In the past I would have overlooked a blog about flowers because I used to only grow edible plants. These days, I’ve come around to growing more ornamental plants, and Flowerona is a source of inspiration.


Gardening Blog

Author: Chris

When I read that Chris had spent over $10,000 on his landscape, I knew I was reading a like-minded blogger. His blog is chock-full of gardening and landscaping ideas, and he’s even got a forum if you want to join the community.

Favorite Post: How to Make Superior Compost

Pith And Vigor

Author: Rochelle Greayer

Being a more practically-minded gardener, it’s always good to see garden design taken to an entirely new level. While I toil away in my simple raised beds, Rochelle of Pith and Vigor is creating beautiful garden landscapes.


Busy at Home

Author: Glenda Sembree

If you like to mix your gardening in with other homesteading and at home diy projects, then Glenda’s website is for you. She’s got a bunch of fantastic resources for the busy homemaker.

AZ Plant Lady

Author: Noelle Johnson

Now here is a gardening blog I can relate to. The desert climates on the West coast of the US are ones I’m intimately familiar with, so it’s great to see Noelle sharing her desert gardening journey as well.


Mini Gardener

Author: Janit Calvo

If you’ve never heard of mini gardening before, Janit’s site is your go-to resource. She has been pioneering the way in this type of gardening for years now and it’s awesome to see her creations.

Favorite Post: 15 Awesome Reasons to Celebrate in the Miniature Garden

Mr. Brown Thumb

Author: Mr. Brown Thumb

I can relate to Mr. Brownthumb. He’s around my age and started out in urban gardening, just like me. And on another level, I can relate to his name – having killed many a plant in my past. Check his site out if you want a fresh take on gardening in urban environments.


Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Author: Kathryn Hall

When I saw a review of a book called “Reimagining the California Lawn,” I knew I was going to like Kathryn’s site. Kathryn is a long time gardening expert with a book of her own. Check her site out for gardening inspiration.

Favorite Post: Book Notes: Reimagining the California Lawn

Our Little Acre

Author: Kylee Baumle

Any time I can spy on how a homesteader lives, I’m in. Kylee’s site is a great look at how she produces food on her acre of land. She’s also got a book about indoor plant décor that you can check out if you’re looking for inspiration.

Favorite Post: Back in the Egg Business

The Enduring Gardener

Author: Stephanie Donaldson

Stephanie is a bonafide organic gardening expert. She’s written a book on it – literally. Along with that, she’s also written quite a bit about selecting greenhouses. A must-read for colder climate gardeners.


Growing the Home Garden

Author: Dave Townsend

Dave’s site is a treasure trove of gardening tips for small-scale food production. If you want to get started growing food at home, add his site to your must-read list.

Favorite Post: Planting in Teak Wood Planters!

Patient Gardener

Author: Helen Malvern

If there’s anything a gardener needs, it’s patience. Helen’s site is a look into an inspiring gardener’s mentality and approach to the craft of gardening.

Favorite Post: The new front garden – end of the first year.

The Garden of Oz

Author: OZ Gardener

Oz has spent over 20 years gardening and is growing on 6 acres in New Jersey. They share their journey, including tips, reviews, and all sorts of other gardening techniques with the world. On top of that, their produce is either consumed or given away to those in need. Can’t ask for more than that!

Favorite Post: Comparing Tilling vs. Cultivating

Shawna Coronado

Author: Shawna Coronado

Shawna is an ex-marketing professional who left her career to delve into the sustainable side of life. She’s a gardening expert, having written many books. She’s also a speaker at gardening and sustainability conferences around the country.

Favorite Post: Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener

Garden of Eaden

Author: Simon Eade

It’s hard not to recommend the #1 gardening blog in the United Kindgom, especially with such a clever name. Simon’s blog covers just about everything you’d like to know about growing in his region.


Small Kitchen Garden

Author: Daniel Gasteiger

Daniel’s site is a goldmine for people who are growing primarily for their own cooking. There are so many nuggets of wisdom here that it’s really hard for me to pick a favorite post, but I’ll do my best. Do yourself a favor and give it a look.

Favorite Post: Zucchini Breeding Surprises

Julies Garden Delights

Author: Julie Thompson-Adolf

Julie’s focus on growing as green as possible and cultivating a community of locavores, or local-focused consumers, is inspiring. And on top of that, she’s got great practical gardening tips on her site.

Favorite Post: Growing Pumpkins: A New Tradition.

Carleton Garden

Author: Kathy

Kathy is a very thorough garden blogger who really takes you through her journey in the garden. It’s awesome to see, but more importantly I learn a lot from digging through her posts.

Favorite Post: Starting a new veggie garden

Out of My Shed

Author: Naomi Schillinger

I love following gardeners that grow in completely different climates than me, and Naomi is no exception. Growing in the UK is completely different than California, so I get both a bit of jealousy from her landscape and a bit of inspiration for ideas to try in my garden.

Favorite Post: Front Garden Lettuces

Plants are the Strangest People

Author: Mr. Subjunctive

Winning the award for the most curiously-named blog, Mr. Subjunctive’s site should be your #1 resource for indoor house plant care. He’s tried growing more plants than most of us will even see in our lifetimes.

Favorite Post: The plants Mr. Subjunctive has tried

Eden Makers

Author: Shirley Bovshow

Shirley went from being career-oriented to becoming a stay at home mom, to then becoming an inspirational gardener for people around the world. There aren’t many more inspiring gardening stories than that! She’s now a professional landscaper and her blog is fantastic for ideas.


Ewa in the Garden

Author: Ewa Maria

What I love about Ewa’s site is that she mixes both ornamental and veggie gardening together, and makes both of them look absolutely beautiful. I don’t have as much of a design eye as her, as I’m a more practical gardener. So I drool over her designs.

Favorite Post: Undervalued bergenias or elephant’s ears

Garden Design Online

Author: Jane Berger

If you like to mix gardening with landscaping and design principles, but need inspiration, use Jane’s site as fuel. It’s a treasure trove of goodies that’s sure to light a fire in your gardening soul.

Favorite Post: Indestructible Outdoor Furniture

High Altitude Gardening

Author: Kate Miller

Now this is a cool idea. Growing a garden at a high altitude is not something I’ve ever tried, but you better believe I’ll read long as Kate chronicles her journey. Great find!

Favorite Post: Wildfires and Wild Four O’Clocks

Phillip Oliver

Author: Phillip Oliver

Phillip mixes gardening in with incredibly delicious baking recipes presumably using harvests from his garden. He also gardens in the Pacific Northwest, so he’s great to follow if you’re in a similar climate.

Favorite Post: Apple Cake

A Day In The Life

Author: Gary

Gary is another gardener from England. What I like about his blog is that, while it’s mostly about gardening and horticulture, he mixes in his own thoughts on life and everything in between. It’s a great blog for inspiration, especially if you are growing in a climate like his.

Favorite Post: Witch Hazel

One Bean Row

Author: Jane Powers

Jane is an award-winning gardening blogger based in Ireland. Like I said, I LOVE to see how people approach gardenin g in climates that are different to my own. Thanks for the inspiration, Jane!

Favorite Post: Tomatoes: Totally Terrifc Again

Geek Gardener

Author: Manikandan Pattabiraman

Epic Gardening gets a lot of readership from India, so it’s only fair that I spread some love back to an Indian gardener! Manikandan’s site is SO good for practical gardening tips that you won’t find anywhere else.

Favorite Post: Growing Zinnias – Tips on How to Plant Zinnias


Author: Spencer Woodard

Spencer’s site is SO unique. He’s all about sharing the edible, medicinal, and useful plant species around the world. It’s not directly related to gardening, but I find his site really interesting and think you will too.

Favorite Post: Fabaceae, Lupinus pilosus, seed available\

Eight Acres

Author: Liz

Liz is an Australian gardener with 8 acres of land (hence the name). She’s also got chickens, cows, and a home to take care of on her land. For a peek at homesteading down under, check out Liz’s site.

Favorite Post: Getting started with Beekeeping: what equipment do you need?

Lois De Vries

Author: Lois De Vries

Lois is a combination of a gardener and a sustainability advocate. She’s been featured in just about every gardening publication there is and runs an inspiring blog as well. A must-read if you’re a gardener who thinks about the bigger picture.

Favorite Post: How to Start a Sustainable Garden Without a Lot of Back-breaking Work

A Garden For All

Author: Kathy Diemer

Kathy’s site is all about getting you from knowing nothing to knowing something about gardening. It’s built for the beginner who feels a little overwhelmed by all of the information that they need to learn in order to garden. She strips it down to the bare essentials and makes it easy!

Favorite Post: Don’t hate me…

Fusian Living

Author: Jo Jo Yee

Jo Jo is a Malaysian born gardener who spends her time in Sydney, Australia. She’s got a great gardening site and was even featured on a BBC2 show called The Big Allotment Challenge. Check her out!

Favorite Post: Forage and make homemade elderflower cordial

Nigel Gnome Grows a Vegetable

Author: Jos

OK, so this may win the best named gardening blog of them all. Jos is the writer behind the site and shows you how to successfully garden in New Zealand…with a little gnome action along the way.

Favorite Post: Preparing for winter

Veggie Gardening Tips

Author: Kenny Point

Kenny has been an organic gardener since the 80’s and has a wealth of gardening knowledge. I’m so happy I found his site, because it was a huge help to me when I was first learning how to garden.

Favorite Post: Buying Heirloom Seeds Direct from the Farm

Smiling Gardener

Author: Phil Nauta

It’s awesome to see another young male gardener around, sometimes I feel like I’m one of the only ones! Phil’s site is all about showing you how to grow organically in the easiest way possible. He’s even created a course about it, which I’m itching to get my hands on.

Favorite Post: How To Grow MORE Food In LESS Space With Biointensive

The Rusted Garden

Author: Gary Pilarchik

Gary has such a huge gardening following around the web and I’m happy to say that I’m one of the many who are “Rusted Garden” fans. His YouTube channel in particular is quite helpful if you’re looking for tips on growing throughout an entire gardening year.

Favorite Post: The Rusted Garden on YouTube

Sow and So

Author: Laila Noort

Laila writes about gardening and turning her harvests into delicious meals for the home. It’s a good look at how to tie your harvests to your stomach. Check it out if you love to cook too!

Favorite Post: Grow Kiwano Horned Melon

The Occasional Gardener

Author: Chris

Chris is a graphic artist and textile designer, so it’s no surprise that his garden designs are awe-inspiring. He’s now in a home where he can let his design eye go wild, which is great for readers like me.

Favorite Post: Cracking Tropical Garden Design

Creative Living with Bren Haas

Author: Bren Haas

Bren’s blog is a mixture of gardening inspiration, awesome recipes, and cool tips for everyday living. I personally love that she does livestreams to her audience a few times a week to answer any and all questions. In fact, that’s how I met her!

Favorite Post: Anaheim Fish Taco Recipe

The Hypertufa Gardener

Author: Kim Smith

Kim writes and has videos about making hypertufa pots and containers. These are beautiful ancient-looking pots which are useful for small specialty gardens. She also writes about flower and succulent gardening in general.

Favorite Post: Oh, The Possibilites! Draped Hypertufa Pots

DIY Garden

Author: Clive Harris

DIY Garden is a creative gardening blog. It’s packed full of ideas, detailed ‘how-to’ articles, and even has a free guide containing 77 projects you can try at home.

Favorite Post: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Mud Kitchen

Garden Collage

Author: Daisy Helman

Garden Collage is a new lifestyle magazine that celebrates a modern approach to nature. Our stories explore the local garden and food movements, natural skin care, and beauty in all forms. From alchemy and apothecary culture to environmental innovation, politics, and design, we uncover the global intersection of contemporary life and the natural world. Garden Collage was founded by Daisy Helman in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.

Favorite Post: What to Plant in August

The Survival Gardener

Author: David The Good

The Survival Gardener is a daily site sharing permaculture, gardening, homesteading and horticultural inspiration. From yams to homemade potting soil, anaerobic composting to tropical staple crops, David The Good is well-known for his highly informative and humorous writing.

Favorite Post: The Top 10 Tropical Staple Crop Countown

Raise Your Garden

Author: Laura and Tom

Raise Your Garden is the brainchild of Laura and Tom, two inventive gardeners in Buffalo, NY. They share a ton of awesome information about gardening that I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from!

Favorite Post: Biggest & best tomatoes using fish heads, aspirin & water tubes

Tropics @ Home

Author: Alex

Blogging about growing iconic tropical plants in pots and containers as houseplants indoors anywhere.

Favorite Post: Tropical Plants to Grow Indoors

A Guide to Northeastern Gardening

Author: Lee Miller

Lee is a landscape/garden designer, consultant, published book author and garden blogger since 2010, when A Guide to Northeastern Gardening made its debut. Involved in the horticultural field since 1996, Lee started this blog so that they could share their knowledge and love of gardening with others.

Favorite Post: Pruning Salvia: A Simple How To

Well, there you have it. Gardening blogs for you to gorge on, no matter where you live in the world, no matter what you want to grow, and no matter what your skill level is!

I hope you get inspiration from this list and if you have any others to add, please fill out the form at the top of this article.

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