Five Facebook groups

Facebook is a great place for gardeners to meet like-minded people, share tips, ask advice, learn new techniques and post photos. Here are five great Facebook groups for gardeners as picked by Michael Perry.

Following on from my post about Facebook for gardeners, here are five of my favourite gardening pages. All of these pages are very friendly, with plenty of help offered by members of the community.

Plant Identification Facebook Group

Plant Identification Group:

The Plant Identification Group is like a sweet shop for any level of gardener. New mystery plants get pasted up onto the wall almost every few hours, with a willing crowd identifying them within minutes. Maybe you’ve been on a garden visit and puzzled over a plant, or maybe you just like browsing a bit of plant porn, the choice is yours.

Friendly Gardeners Facebook Group

Friendly Gardeners Group:

Friendly Gardeners is a group of amateurs and professionals, with the sole purpose of having fun with plants and gardens. Over 20,000 members have clicked like on this popular group. Post up photos of your own garden to show off, the ego boost will be welcomed.

The RHS Facebook page

The RHS:

The big daddy of the horticultural world; the RHS page is packed to the rafters with news, advice, competitions, tips and, most importantly, show reports. Even if you can’t make it to prestigious shows such as Hampton Court, you can enjoy them through the pages of Facebook.

Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura facebook page

Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura:

Now this is one amazing page, which you’ll be clicking share on almost daily. Set up to accompany the botanical gardens of Argentina, Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura has become an indulgence for all that’s interesting in the gardening world; from videos of exploding seed pods to cheeky photos of monkey orchids. There’s not much English language, but you won’t mind, as you’ll be loving the photos too much.

Gardening Know How Facebook page

Gardening Know How:

Gardening Know How is an excellent HQ for gardening advice and real life demonstrations. Finally, you can fully understand how and where to trim your Hydrangeas, and not cut off your upcoming flower heads. You’ll notice this is a USA site, but that makes it even more interesting, with a wealth of different gardening tips, that could well work for you here in the UK.

Plant Identification Facebook Group
Friendly Gardeners Facebook Group
The RHS Facebook page
Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura facebook page
Gardening Know How Facebook page