gardening instagrams to follow

by Sharon Santoni

I find a lot of inspiration on Instagram. As most of us know from experience, it is so easy to go down a rabbit hole following one interesting video or photo after another. I love to watch the DIY and home improvement stuff, but, of course, the themes that really tick the boxes for me are related to gardening and floral art.

Here is a selection of accounts that I pop over to regularly. They inspire me, they inform me and they give me great tips that I can try out in my own garden and potager.

I highly suggest you give them a follow, and if you have any favourite accounts that you know of and would like to share, please leave a comment at the end of the post, merci!

Anya Lautenbach – aka the “Garden Fairy” has a wonderful and interesting account filled with really practical tips and information. She is especially good at reminding me which tasks I should tackle each season!

Claus Dalby – Does Claus even need an introduction?! His garden in Denmark is quite remarkable. He is a plantsman and has a rare gift for combining plants and creating borders. But maybe his most surprising thing is the way he juggles thousands (yes, literally) of pots planted up for seasonal colour and interest.

Irene – of Irenemylife lives in the UK and shares photos of her beautiful property with her fluffy white geese. Her potager is picture-perfect as well as highly productive. Yew topiary and beautiful architecture only add to the charm.

Lee – of Urban Veggie Patch lives in Australia and has created a wonderful potager in her urban yard. She shares her tips and ideas most generously.

Charlie McCormick – A great place to visit to get inspired. His dahlias are world-famous and his vegetable patch, a wonder to behold!

Edoardo Grassi – lives in France but is actually Italian. He cultivates dahlias and tulips and is very generous with tips on how to grow them. I did a live video with him last year and hope to get back there in the spring. Watch it here!

Erin Benzakein – of Floret Flower is simply amazing. As well as cultivating acres of perfect plants, she also writes books and runs excellent online courses for those wanting to follow in her footsteps!

Kate Coulson – Kate takes gardening to a totally different level. Her garden in England is spectacular, as is her property in the South of France. I am fascinated by her topiary, her continual research on design and her espalier trees growing up stone walls.

Linda Vater – of Potager Blog is great at sharing her tips and her garden design. Inspirational and practical perfection! 

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All photography credited to respective account owners.


franki Parde February 7, 2022 - 3:38 pm

*sigh* franki

Jacquelyn Kanis February 7, 2022 - 4:02 pm

Charlie McCormick is a force of nature that only nature can fathom! He brings delight and amazement.
If you don’t follow yet, which I can’t imagine, another incredible site is @restorationchateau.

Gray Maher February 7, 2022 - 4:06 pm

goodness all around. thanks for those inspirational accounts.
wish I had grounds like that with those flowers and boxwood. the boxwood blight and deer in our neighborhood make it impossible.

Elizabeth Piccione February 7, 2022 - 4:59 pm

You are missing Laura at GardenAnswer

Brenda Chambers February 7, 2022 - 8:15 pm

Oh my goodness. Each one is so beautiful. Thanks for posting on IG.

Paula Shoaf February 8, 2022 - 1:41 am

Thank you for sharing these gardeners !! I really love Linda Vater she has a lot of wonderful information she shares, and I wish I knew half of the words she uses to describe items !! Blessings to You !

Linda Silvasi Kelly February 14, 2022 - 1:05 am

So beautiful. The perfect mix.

Lyn JOHNSON February 8, 2022 - 5:49 am

Lovely selection of gardens and gardeners. Recently retired from farming so will now have time to spend on my now ‘surban’ garden

Deborah February 9, 2022 - 2:22 am

Thank you for a feast of fabulous gardens. Inspiring and interesting.

Tamara February 14, 2022 - 6:28 pm

Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring photos!

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George September 11, 2022 - 5:19 pm

Thank you for sharing such useful information. If you are into gardening then you need to know a lot to have a beautiful garden, so it is very good to follow the various blogs. I have been gardening for a long time and I would like to advise newcomers not to forget to trim the trees, as this is very important. This company can help you with this: they do their job well I’m sure you will like them

word wipe March 8, 2023 - 8:39 am

That appears to be really lovely. goodness all around. Thank you for sharing such motivational stories.
I wish I had landscaping like that, complete with flowers and boxwood. That is impossible due to the boxwood blight and wildlife in our area.

flagle December 7, 2023 - 3:49 am

The flower garden is so beautiful


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