Instagram is a wellspring of fabulous ideas. Sure, you may have to scroll through a bunch of cat memes and TikTok dance routines, but there are some absolute gems to be found in there too! This is especially true for inspirational gardening accounts on Instagram.
Here are 18 of the most amazing ones we’ve found so far.
Whether you’re looking for urban food gardening, homesteading, self-sufficiency, or just plain beauty, you’re sure to find something spectacular here.
1. The Self-Sufficient Backyard
Heads up, homesteaders! This is one of the most inspirational Instagram gardening accounts I’ve found so far. Johanna and Ron at the Self-Sufficient Backyard have been living on their fully self-sufficient homestead for over 40 years.
Are you interested in learning how to cultivate a mini-farm? Raise chickens? Preserve your own food? They offer information and advice on anything and everything related to homesteading and self-sufficiency.
2. Indy Officinalis
If you’re an urban farmer and you don’t follow the divine Indy Officinalis, amend this immediately! She’s based in L.A., where she heads a Black-led urban farm that’s accessible to all BIPOC.
She teaches people how to grow their own edible and medicinal plants and also leads foraging workshops.
Indy’s feed is full of inspirational gardening and foraging photos. She also offers great recipes on how to use the plants she cultivates.
3. The Backyard Farm Company
The northern California-based Backyard Farm Company teaches people how to grow their own food. They’re a collective of landscape designers and farmers who offer helpful advice on transforming any backyard into a functional farm.
Follow their account for super-inspiring photos, excellent tips, and a growing community of independent farming folks.
4. The Green Conspiracy
Do you love rooftop gardens? Then check out folks at The Green Conspiracy.
The German-based duo has a mini-farm growing atop their building. All their food is grown in containers, and they offer luscious photos (and brilliant advice) about growing in an urban setting.
In addition to being avid downtown farmers, they’ve also created one of the best gardening journals around. It allows you to record everything you’ve planted so you can track successes and challenges.
If you’re looking for more Instagram gardening accounts based in Europe, Krautkopf is another one based in Germany.
The founders, Susann and Yannic, have transformed their land into an abundant mini-farm. They cultivate all manner of vegetables and show people how they can do the same thing.
Those who love gorgeous photography will adore this account. Not only are these two brilliant farmers, but they’re also photographers and food stylists. As a result, everything they post looks like absolute poetry.
6. Pine House Edible Gardens
Pine House Edible Gardens proves that edible landscaping can be beautiful as well as delicious. Founder Leslie Bennett is a landscape designer and writer based in Oakland, CA. She and her team design and install edible landscapes for a variety of clients.
Leslie doesn’t just create bountiful, aesthetic edible gardens, and productive outdoor spaces. She’s also the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden, published by Ten Speed Press in 2013.
7. The Olive Trees and the Moon
Cat and Same curate one of the most beautiful accounts on Instagram. The Olive Trees and the Moon mirrors the unbelievable beauty of their life in rural Iberia. They share images of their land stewardship, natural building, and growing methods, as well as their daily adventures.
Check out their stunning homestead and all the ways they work with their land. They showcase edible plants, herbal medicine, spinning, weaving, knitting, and more.
8. Baker Creek Seeds
The Missouri-based Baker Creek Seeds‘ Instagram account is breathtakingly beautiful. They showcase images of their extensive farms so you can see the thousands of species they cultivate. Their seeds are rare, unusual heirlooms, which are absolute treasures for any community seed bank.
Check them out if you’re looking for great new varieties to cultivate in your own gardens.
9. Humans Who Grow Food
If you’re looking to connect with other gardeners, then definitely follow Humans Who Grow Food. They have over 260 thousand followers for good reason: they showcase people from around the world who are growing their own food.
Seeing successful gardeners from literally every country on the planet is immensely inspiring. It shows that you can grow your own food and medicine no matter where you are!
Best of all, you can connect with others in your area to share stories (and maybe plants too).
10. Grow Where You Are
This Georgia-based agricultural collective is one of the most popular inspirational gardening accounts on Instagram right now.
Grow Where You Are doesn’t just inspire and teach people to grow food but also encourage a sustainable, community-based economy.
They offer vegan acro-ecology training and life skills workshops to help urban dwellers cultivate a stronger sense of stewardship. Additionally, they partner with individuals and institutions to create farms and fruit orchards, especially in areas where accessing natural food can be challenging.
11. Good Dirt
Healthy gardens start at the soil level, which Good Dirt is happy to promote. They feature stunning photos of all manner of luscious plants and tips on how to cultivate the healthiest soil possible. They also interact really well with their followers to answer questions and suggest amendments.
Are you growing edible plants? Medicinal herbs? Succulents? Trees? No matter what you’re cultivating, they can help you grow the healthiest versions of them imaginable.
12. Strictly Medicinal Seeds
Herbalists and natural medicine lovers, check out Strictly Medicinal Seeds! They share gorgeous images of the healing plants they cultivate. The company also offers both medicinal seeds and plants for purchase.
If you’re interested in growing your own medicinal plants, this is definitely an account to follow. Not only will you be able to swoon over the gorgeous images—you’ll learn a ton of helpful healing tips as well.
13. The Real Hens of Orange County
The Real Hens of Orange County is a must-follow for anyone interested in raising chickens. The author, Anne Kuo, is based in Orange County, California, but the information she shares can be adapted to chicken raising just about anywhere.
Here, you’ll find tips on breeds, safe housing, nutrition, safety, and more. Since Anne also cultivates a thriving farmstead, you’ll also find vegetable gardening tips here, as well as canning recipes, and so much more.
14. The Seasonal Homestead
Becky Porter and her family run a full farm in Arkansas. She showcases what they grow month to month on their zone 6b property, with stunning images and helpful advice. Her cold cellar pantry is absolutely drool-worthy, and their healthy, homesteading life will inspire just about anyone.
On the Seasonal Homestead feed, you’ll see garden chores and harvest on a month to month basis.
This can help you establish your own seasonal work calendar so you know when to plant, harvest, preserve, and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
15. Urban Veggie Patch
Many Instagram gardening accounts are based in the USA and Europe. So it’s a delight to discover this account, which is from coastal NSW, Australia.
Gardeners in the southern hemisphere can feast their eyes on this account’s backyard bounty, while northern farmers can get ideas for the next season.
It’s wonderful to see backyard farms all over the world, in every growing zone. Urban Veggie Patch also features plants that are only cultivated in Australia and Tasmania. As a result, gardeners in that locale can get ideas on what will thrive in their own yards.
16. Hovelsrud gård på Helgøya
If you love gardens that are as beautiful as they are productive, you’ll love this account from Norway. Not only are their gardens laid out in beautiful geometric patterns, but they also have espalier fruit trees along the sides of their buildings!
Gardeners in colder locales will appreciate the bounty they’re able to cultivate in Scandinavia. Hovelsrud gård på Helgøya offer tips on cold-hardy plants and share traditional recipes too.
(And yes, their posts are mostly in English.)
17. Farm the World
Although Farm the World is a fairly new account, this gardening collective is gaining momentum as an educational resource. The team is based in Canada, but has contributing writers from around the world.
They post tips for growing food and medicine in any climate and any space, as well as troubleshooting issues with pests, pathogens, and more.
Team members each have different skillsets and share their knowledge of everything from permaculture practices to herbal medicine-making to food preservation. They also share recipes from their own kitchen gardens and now offer online garden-planning consultations.
18. The Garden Queen
There are so many edible and medicinal inspirational Instagram accounts on here, but let’s not forget decorative gardening as well!
Natea from The Garden Queen offers all kinds of wonderful advice and helpful tips on decorative landscaping. She specializes in decorative container gardening, which is perfect for patios, porches, and small yards.
If you’re looking to beautify your space with spectacular flowers, be sure to check out her feed.
As you can see, there are so many accounts out there to explore! And each one will take you down a gorgeous rabbit hole (hopefully without actual rabbits) that lead to even more gardening beauty.
Hopefully, you’ll find inspiring and amazing accounts on this list that speak to your heart and soul. If you do, be sure to share the love with others too.