Ones to Watch 2016: Best Gardening Blogs

The Houseology round up of the best gardening blogs from around the web.


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The sun has started shining and, for many of us, it’s time to get out into the garden and ensure that your garden space is looking its very best all summer long. To get your green fingers flexing and your garden creative juices flowing, we have rounded up some of the best gardening blogs from around the web!

01.Fennel and Fern

Fennel and Fern is without doubt one of the most beautiful gardening blogs out there. This blog serves as a hub to which many bloggers contribute with features on every aspect of gardening you can think of! From in-depth tutorials to inspiration features on beautiful gardens – this is a must-visit for those looking to improve their own green fingered prowess!

best gardening blogs - fennel and fern

02.Floret Flowers

Flower fans, look no further than this blooming lovely blog! Floret Flowers is the tale of a family’s move from the hustle and bustle of city life to the peaceful countryside where blog founder, Erin, and the rest of the Benzakeins have begun a stunning flower farm, creating fabulous floral designs and supplying local grocers and florists. Heart-warming and informative, this blog is a firm favourite.

best gardening blogs - floret flowers

03.Vertical Veg

If you prefer the fruits of your garden labours to be edible then Vertical Veg is the blog for you! Founded by Mark Ridsdill Smith, this blog shows how to create an edible garden even if you’re super short on space. Using containers, Mark takes you through the best way to grow a huge array of fruits and vegetables when city dwelling – super inspiring and packed with interesting tips.

best gardening blogs - vertical veg

04.Growing Family

Founded by Catherine, Gowing Family combines gardening inspiration and ideas with family life including recipes, crafts and design ideas. From inspiration to make your garden look its best for outdoor parties to a month-by-month guide of what to plant, this is a fun and diverse blog that will have you itching to get outdoors!

Best gardening blogs - Growing Family

05.The Horticult

The Horticult is a Californian blog and a garden diary of founders Chantal and Ryan. Filled with envy-inducing outdoor living ideas, inspiration from Chantal and Ryan’s own garden, growing guides and posts on how to really embrace outdoor living, this blog is a ray of California sunshine.

Best gardening blogs - The Horticult

06.The Middle-sized Garden

With a focus on garden spaces that are neither tiny nor sprawling, The Middle-sized Garden is the brainchild of writer, Alexandra Campbell. With a “middle-sized” garden of her own, Alexandra dissects the particular gardening needs of modestly proportioned spaces and has created a blog filled with money and time saving tips that will ensure your garden in a middle-sized Eden!

Best gardening blogs - The middle-sized garden

07.A Way To Garden

With over 25 years of garden writing experience, Margaret Roach’s blog, A Way To Garden is stuffed with important information and gardening inspiration as well as beautiful photos of Margaret’s very own New York garden. With resources such as month-by-month garden chores to be done to a Planting Calendar, this is one to visit and revisit throughout the year.

Best gardening blogs - a way to garden

08.The Smallest Smallholding

With a distinctly Good Life vibe, The Smallest Smallholding, follows Lucy as she creates her own outdoor haven filled with vegetables, fruit and hens! Growing hints and vegan recipes are the mainstay of this feel-good blog.

best gardening blogs - the smallest smallholding


Creator of Wellywoman, writer and stylist, Louise Curley, is passionate about plants and her horticultural love is clear throughout this beautiful blog. With features on both wild and domestic plants, this is a veritable mine of information!

Best gardening blogs - wellwoman

10.You Grow Girl

Founded in 2000 by Gayla Trail, You Grow Girl is filled with information about organic flora and fauna with a cool, contemporary twist. From articles on garden critters to thrifty green-fingered tips, this blog is a great read even if you’re not planning your own garden.

Best gardening blogs - you grow girl

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