Gardening Resources


The American Horticultural Society - Educational resource developed by the American Horticultural Society.

The Garden Club of America - An organization committed to stimulating knowledge and love of gardening.

National Gardening - The National Gardening Association sponsored website.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)TreesAreGood®  Learn proper tree care and help find a local arborist.

Growing a Greener World - Is a website and TV show, hosted by Joe Lamp'l on national Public Television that features organic gardening, green living, and farm-to-table cooking.

National Garden Clubs Inc - Another member site affiliated with the National Home Gardening Club.

The Garden Club of Virginia - An active member of the Virginia Conservation Network that promotes gardening in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society - Encourages the science and practice of horticulture.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - Seeks to improve quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.

Government Resources

Cooperative Extension Services - Locate your extension service online.

United States Department of Agriculture - USDA home gardening resource.

Urban Farming

Growing Power - MacArthur Genius Award-winner Will Allen’s city farming organization started teaching teens and others to till the land in 1993.

City Farmer (Vancouver) - One of the earliest sources for information on urban farming on the internet came online in 1994.

Public Gardens

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ChanticleerGarden,org - "Pleasure garden" in Wayne, PA by Philadelphia.

Chicago Botanic Garden - 385 acres of gardens in the Windy City.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - The world's largest outdoor living history museum is in Williamsburg, Virginia, about 150 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Ladew Gardens -Topiary garden in Monkton, MD by Baltimore.

Longwood Gardens - A premier horticultural display garden in Kennett Square, PA by Philadelphia.

Monticello - Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, VA.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens - George Washington’s home on the Potomac River near Alexandria, VA.

Morris Aboretorium - An interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities.

The US Botanic Garden - The oldest botanic garden in North America located in Washington, D.C.

The New York Botanical Gardens - One of the oldest and largest botanical gardens on Earth.

Gardening Experts

Joe Lamp’l - "Green Expert" - Is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability. Joe combines his national television experience and expertise of gardening, environmental stewardship, and eco-friendly living, as host and executive producer of the award-winning series, Growing a Greener World® on public television. Joe is also the founder and “Joe” behind – a website dedicated to all things gardening and horticulture through how-to videos, podcasts, articles, and blog posts.

Melinda Myers - Midwest Expert - Melinda has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books. She founded Milwaukee’s Master Gardener program and continues to pass on her expertise in a variety of media and as a public speaker.

Walter Reeves - Southern Expert - Walter Reeves is known as the Georgia Gardener and provides his expertise on southern gardening in his radio show, website, and other media outlets.

Paul Parent - Eastern Expert - Paul hosts the "Paul Parent Garden Club" Sunday mornings 6-10am EST for the last 27 years. Paul loves to teach what he has learned from others to everyone he meets or listens to him, either at his lectures or on the air.

Garden America - Garden America explores the science and culture that yield true growing experiences.  Join Garden America every Saturday from 8-9 AM Pacific Time as well as Sunday from 8-10 AM Pacific Time.

Gardening Magazines and Websites

Horticulture Magazine - The leading gardening magazine in America for enthusiastic gardeners.

The American Gardener - Magazine specializing in flowers and birds.

Fine Gardening - Magazine for avid gardeners.

Southern Living Online

Texas Gardener

Aquascape - Backyard water features and pond design Ideas

Garden Gate - A helpful guide to gardening and design.