Gardening deals with the cultivation of plants with a goal of creating an aesthetically pleasing environment or growing fruits and vegetables for food. When people think about gardening, they frequently think about the lady down the street who clipped her roses throughout the spring and summer, or about their grandmother cutting fresh flowers to put on the dinner table. But there are other sides to gardening. Many doctors recommend that their patients who are at risk for, or have had, heart attacks or stroke take up gardening. There is a belief that digging one's hands into soil can calm the spirit and take a patient's mind off the pain, not to mention the bending and standing and moving and clipping that affords a mild workout for those who need a workout most. Recreational gardening became popular with the cottage gardens of the Elizabethan period which contained not just flowers, but beehives and livestock.
A Taste of Gardening
Gardening basics, features sections on garden planning, growing transplants, planting, composting, as well as insect and disease control. Covers harvesting and storing herbs and vegetables. Includes charts and simple diagrams of a compost pile and vegetable storage systems. From the University of Illinois Extension.
All About Birch Tree Care
The All About Birch Tree Care provides information about birch trees. You can also find out how to maintain this kind of tree. The website also gives details of different birch trees such as Heritage River, European White Birch, Crimson Frost and Paper Birch. You can learn about how rust can affect birch trees.
All-America Rose Selections (AARS)
A non-profit association of rose growers and introducers dedicated to the introduction and promotion of exceptional roses. They operate a nationwide network of test gardens to evaluate roses on desirable characteristics in a garden rose and features a list of AARS-award winning roses, with selected photos, dating from 1940. The site provides a searchable database of AARS-approved public rose gardens, information about rose use and landscape design, gardening tips, and temperature zone maps.
Extreme trees planted and shaped by Arbor-sculptor Richard Reames. This is the place where houses are planted, chairs are watered, tables are pruned and fences grow taller and stronger as the years sail past. Includes an extensive image gallery of living sculpture and installations.
Provides comprehensive information on everything related to gardening. Includes a gardening encyclopedia, vegetable and garden seeds information and other gardening articles, tips and how-to. Offers thousands of gardening products.
BelleWood Gardens Gatehouse
BelleWood Gardens Gatehouse is a gardening resource created by Judy Glattstein to help other people learn more about gardening. You can find out more about Glattstein's gardening books here, as well as her articles. The website also has information on gardening classes.
Botanique is a biology information website that helps you learn about gardens, arboreta and nature. The site has won a number of wards including one from suite101.com. The site also has dedicated sections to Canadian and US gardening websites.
Brookgreen Gardens is a large natural institution in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The Gardens offers wildlife education, over a thousand works of sculpture and more. The Garden also has a zoo where you can see otters and other wildlife.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Society of Apothecaries in 1673 to promote the study of botany in relation to medicine, then known as the 'physic' or healing arts. Includes a brief history of this London garden as well as a description of its herb, medicinal, and other plant collections, and photographs.
Cold Climate Gardening
This website helps you navigate the challenge of gardening in a cold climate. The website is arranged as a blog which takes a particular focus on gardening in upstate New York. You can also view photos of plants that thrive in cold climates.
Information on outdoor container gardening and small-space gardening. Covers topics such as water gardens, gardening as a renter, growing lavender and roses in containers, and space-saving ideas. From the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
Cornerstone Gardens, based in Sonoma California, has a variety of interesting garden to keep your garden visits stimulating. You can also find out how to book the gardens fro weddings and special events on this site. You can also find general visitor information here.
A community of gardeners that provides information from other gardeners and farmers and holds helpful resources from the gardening industry. This website provides access to a variety of useful tools that include a gardening blog, a gardening journal, trade lists, trade tracker, tags, D-mail and also allows you to choose your preferred username. The website also provides a comprehensive and handy gardening guide.
The website of Descanso Gardens is a major American set of gardens. This website provides information on the types of special gardens that you can visit. You can also find out about the various glasses, including yoga, that are held at the gardens. One can also find out how to volunteer at the gardens through this website.
Dirt on Aerogarden
The Dirt on Aerogarden explains how to use this fun new kind of garden. If you have ever wondered if plants can grow without soil, then you may want to experiment with aerogarden technology. You can also find out which seeds and plants thrive best in a soil free environment here, such as cherry tomatoes and international basil.
The Doctor Greenfingers offers gardening advice and information. You can also shop for plants, lawnmowers, seeds, and gardening tools. You can also learn how to care for indoor plants, maintain gardening tools, service your lawnmower and get advice on growing strawberries.
English Gardening School
The English Gardening School offers courses and other information on how to design your garden along traditional English lines. The school also offers courses in Botanical painting, using hard landscaping materials and making money from garden design. The website also has a list of interesting books.
Exploratorium: Science Of Gardening
Features articles and videos on topics about gardening with nature, including grafting, hybridization, transgenics, crossing, cultivating, hybrids, and plant breeders. Includes information about propagation and plant reproduction, soils, carnivorous plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Garden Forever is a community website that helps you develop your gardening skills and knowledge. You can get tips on weeding, find out when to use bulbs and more. The website also has suggestions on how to make your garden asthma friendly.
Garden Green provides information on different gardening types and gardening accessories. You can find out how to set up Zen, Japanese, Water, Butterfly, and rose gardens. The website also covers the sort of furniture that works best in gardens. You can also find out how to control garden pests here.
Garden Guides provides advice and information on all aspects of gardening. You can find out how to handle garden pests, find out which supplies you need and learn about plants. The website also has a directory of more than 20,000 landscapers and nurseries across the US. There is also a community section where you can pose questions and find friends in the hobby.
The Garden Lady website is the official home of C.L. Fornari, a gardening expert, author and professional speaker. The website has a blog on gardening issues and difficulties, as well as Fornari's articles. This website also makes it easy to arrange for keynote and other speaking engagements with Fornari.
Garden Living is a website that covers different approaches to gardening. You can find out how to create and manage an organic garden, an exciting new trend in gardening. The website also has tips on using your garden to attract birds and butterflies. The website also has information on using water fountains in your garden.
Garden Visit is a great website for people who enjoy visiting gardens while they travel. The website has a trip planner where you need only enter your destination city and then you will be presented with a wealth of gardening resources. The website also has a section dedicated to gardening theory and history for those who want a deeper knowledge of the hobby.
Garden Web is a community resource for gardeners. If you are stuck with a gardening problem, you can use the website's "Ask the Experts" feature to get advice. The website also has an exchange section to make it easier to obtain rare seeds or plants. The website also has a guide to botanical terms and a plant database, a useful gardening reference resource. You can also find gardening blogs here.
A collection of gardening activities, projects, and other resources for educators, volunteers, and parents working with children and youth. Project themes include the food system, produce marketing, plants and textiles, and landscaping. Includes downloadable publications. From the Cornell University Department of Horticulture.
Gardening.eu: first gardening site in five languages; thousands of gardening charts dedicated to plants of all sorts. Charts grouped by initial and specimen, searchable by inserting the Latin or common name.
Gardening 123 is a community website that provides resources to help you manage your garden. The site also provides a garden journal which makes it easy to keep track of what you're doing in your garden. There is also an online tool that helps you plan garden configurations as well.
Gardening For All Seasons
Gardening For All Seasons is a site that all garden aficionados should visit. The site provides information about the ins and outs of gardening. The site also have a number of great articles that visitors would love to read.
Gardening How-To Magazine
Contains ideas, tips, how-to's and other resources on gardening and lawn care. Includes contest giveaways, community index, member tested products and online reviews.
Gardening with Kids
Gardening with Kids is a family website that shows how children can enjoy the basics of gardening. One of the website's most interesting sections helps children learn about science through the garden. The website also describes gardening foods as well. The website even covers winter gardening.
Gardens Ablaze is a website that seeks to make it easy to learn about gardening. You can find out about bonsai, annuals, bulbs, garden ornamentation and greenhouses here. The website also has a guide on how to print your own seed packets, a wonderful idea to get you more involved in your garden. The website also covers the insects and diseases that can affect gardens.
Great British Gardens
The Great British Gardens website describe some of Britain's most enjoyable gardens. The website also helps you find accommodation near famous gardens to make your trip easier. You can also order a garden holidays brochure here. Some of the gardens covered by this website include: Wakehurst Place, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court.
Home Depot - Garden Club
Features project ideas and inspiration on outdoor living and indoor gardening. Includes a plant encyclopedia, plant care guide, outdoor basics, message boards, Q&A gallery, ask-an-expert section, national news, regional reports, events, and a gardening zone.
Provides ecologically sound, science-based practices for gardening and lawn care. Features illustrated growing guides for specific flowers and vegetables, a tutorial on designing flower gardens, lawn care tips and techniques, and fact sheets on gardening, avoiding pests and diseases, and lawns. From Cornell University.
Horticulture and gardening resources from the University of Illinois Extension. Features a knowledge base for gardeners, latest trends in gardening, a homeowners' column that discusses hot topics in home landscaping each week, and a fun section for kids. Includes sections on lawn care, fruits and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, trees and shrubs, pests and diseases as well as seasonal features.
A regularly updated collection of garden reference materials, including a plant gallery with full-color photographs, plant profiles, and links covering perennials, annuals, woody plants, and all types of plant material and related topics. Also provides archives of mailing lists, gardening news, and links.
In the Garden Online
In the Garden Online is a website that supports gardeners in Michigan and elsewhere. You can find out here how to start your own plants directly from seeds and check your seeds for viability. The website also has reviews of gardening books such as Bulbs in Containers by Rod Leeds.
Janine's Garden is a gardening website that provides information on how to have a great garden. The website also has a to-do list of preparations gardeners should make before winter. The website also has fact sheets on many different plants such as bottlebrush, Kumquat and Cape Wedding Flower.
Kids Gardening is a website that helps children and families and others learn the joy of gardening. Teachers can find a variety of useful resources here to bring gardening into the classroom. The site also has an online teachers' course for teachers that want to know more about how to use gardening in education. You can also find gardening grants through this website.
Information about this public garden owned by the City of Seattle and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation and founded in 1927 by Fujitaro Kubota, a gardener, who wanted to display the beauty of the Northwest in a Japanese manner and was soon designing and installing gardens throughout the Seattle area. The site includes a brief garden history, a garden map, and photos of the garden.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The center exists to educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants. Provides information about the center as well as native plant events by region or state, including internships and conferences throughout the nation, and links to native plant organizations, gardens with displays with regionally native plants. There is also a searchable native plant database.
LiveWall, located in Nunica, MI, designs and produces vertical garden products that are as functional as they are attractive. We can create wall planters for outdoor and indoor areas for both residential and commercial buildings, and our vertical gardening systems are easy to install and maintain. Additionally, our vertical garden products can help reduce heating and cooling costs.
MBGnet is the official website of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The website has information on both freshwater ecosystems and marine ecosystems. There are also profiles of the world's various biomes including tools to identify leaves and seasonal change as well.
Mediterranean Garden Society
The Mediterranean Garden Society is an international forum that promotes knowledge and appreciation of plants and gardens in the Mediterranean climate. You can also access the Society's journal through this website. The Society also operates a seed exchange where enthusiasts can share plants in a convenient manner.
Museum of Garden History
The Museum of Garden History is a British museum that educates people about the history of gardens. The website also has local history of Lambeth in London. The website has information on the museum's own grounds and gardens.
My Green Thumb
My Green Thumb is a gardening website that makes gardening easy to lean. Bedding, Japanese gardening, roses, trees and landscaping are among the subjects covered here. There are also forums where you can share stories with other gardeners.
National Garden Association
Nonprofit provider of plant-based education. Promotes school, home, and community gardening with articles for gardeners of all ages, including seasonal information highlighted on the home page. Includes expert advice, plant libraries, and how-to advice.
Northern Gardening is a website for those who enjoy gardening in colder climate. The website has garden photography, gardening products and articles. The website also has links to other gardening Web resources once you have exhausted this website.
An orchid forum where you can discuss with other enthusiasts about orchid care, orchid pests, green houses, orchid propagation and more.
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses is an Australian subscription-only magazine that has articles and other material on the hydroponic and green house industry. The website also has a trade directory where you can find suppliers of quality goods. There are also some articles available for free here.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Scottish garden that provides an enjoyable way to enjoy flowers and other aspects of the natural world. You can find details on the Gardens educational programs here. The Gardens also has an extensive scientific program that you can read about.
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens is a major Canadian garden with facilities in Hamilton and Burlington. You can find information on the summer camps operated by the Gardens. The website also has a virtual tour to help you decide if you want to visit the Gardens in person.
Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is a British society for those who enjoy gardening. You can find out about flower shows around the UK here. The website also has an online shop where you can purchase books and other items about horticulture.
Square Foot Gardening
A simplified method of gardening that produces 100% of the harvest in only 20% of the space without the hard work of single row gardening. The site explains how to set up beds and has articles from the author as well as information on SFG applications around the world.
Collection of gardening articles with a focus on the Western states. Topics include outdoor living, small space gardening, garden style, color, and vegetable gardening as well as step-by-step gardening and landscaping projects. From Sunset magazine.
The Garden Helper
Offers advice on starting a garden as well as growing, maintaining, and cultivating grasses, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, and fruits. Provides details about the care and culture of various types of plants and growing environments, solutions to problems from drainage and moving plants, and repelling pests such as slugs and snails and weeds. Articles about topics such as gardening with children, composting, fertilizing, and tools.
The Gardener's Network
Information, articles and recommendations for gardeners. There are also advice on how to grow herbs, flowers, fruits, houseplants, lilacs, bulbs, roses and how to establish an organic garden.
The Gardening Website
One-stop UK gardening directory for sourcing garden products, professional gardeners, resources and garden machinery.
The Helpful Gardener
An extensive collection of articles on topics such as bonsai, garden design, roses, pruning, native plants, herbs, and other gardening subjects. Also offers a message board. From a garden designer who specializes in Japanese and native gardens.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens: The Rose Garden
Features articles on rose gardening in Southern California and roses in general. Covers selection, planting and care, pruning, propagation, and pests and diseases. Also provides archived issues of the rose garden newsletter dating back to 1997, a photo gallery, bed maps and inventory of rose gardens. From the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California.
The Japanese Garden
Features interactive tours of gardens in or near Kyoto, Japan, most located at Zen Buddhist monasteries. Provides the visitor with an opportunity to visit each garden and experience it through high-quality color images and learn of its history. Provides general information about Japanese gardens, a bibliography, and related links.
The Japanese Garden Database
A repository of information on the historical and contemporary gardens of Japan as well as gardens outside of Japan that have been inspired by the culture. Includes articles, information on plants, lists of suppliers, a glossary and timeline.
The Westside Gardener
Focuses on gardening west of the Cascade Mountains. Mainly deals with vegetable gardening, with a little about garden-related how to projects, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Includes articles, images from the garden of the author, information about maritime Pacific Northwest weeds, a vegetable garden timetable, and an overview of winter gardening.
The official website of the 25th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival provides information about this annual Mount Vernon, Washington event. The website has photo galleries that show you previous festivals and more. You can also find lodging near by the festival area from this website.
Urban Bee Gardens
Features articles about bees and urban gardens, including background on bees, designing a bee-friendly garden, where bees nest in the city, and observation of bees. Includes an extensive list of plants that attract bees, a FAQ about California bees, and background about research at the Urban Bee Project at the University of California, Berkeley.
Vegetable Garden: Intensive Gardening Methods
Describes methods of gardening to make the best use of space and grow as much produce as possible. using raised beds, vertical gardening such as trellises and poles, interplanting, close spacing, and succession and relay planting. Includes plant spacing recommendations and discusses which crops bring the most value per square foot of garden space. From the Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona.
A UK based gardening website that provides free guides, forum and blog. Includes a wide range of gardening guides and cookery guides, a blog about the latest gardening news. Explains how organic fruit and vegetables help your diet, education for children, and can be really enjoyable. Shows how to grow vegetables in a hanging basket or window box.
Weekly growing guide that assists you in starting seeds, planning your vegetable garden, finding great gardening and landscaping links, and learning about interesting gardening facts; know which vegetables to plant, based on frost dates and provides guides for starting commonly grown vegetables and flowers from seed.