Our Green Thumbs Guide to Online Gardening Sites

If you are an avid gardener or someone who would like to start growing plants to look at and to eat then we’ve rounded up a variety of great gardening sites for you.

Some are chock full of great resources, there is a great online garden planning tool and a site that showcases unusual uses for edible plants.

The Royal Horticultural Society at www.rhs.org.uk showcases the many Society gardens dotted around the UK. It’s a great resource for UK residents and visitors with details of garden events as well as more general gardening information.

When you are ready to plan your garden, the online Garden Planner at http://www.smallblueprinter.com/garden/planner.html is a fun and useful tool. Browse the sample plans to see how they are created then get going creating your own.

While much of the BBC’s Gardening site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/ is no longer being updated, it is still a valuable resource for gardening information. You’ll find lots of plant information and helpful factsheets on pests and plant diseases.

At www.edible-landscape-design.com the emphasis is on gardening using edible plants. So, if you want to go larger than a simple vegetable garden and landscape with edible hedges, flowers and succulents then this site abounds with great information.

GardenNZ at http://www.garden-nz.co.nz is a go to site for anyone living in New Zealand. It features seasonal planting information relevant to those who live in the Southern Hemisphere as well as information about local events.

The American Horticultural Society at http://www.ahs.org/ is a central location linking garden societies and organizations throughout the USA and Canada. If you’re looking for local information and resources this is a great place to start.