Dave's Garden is a free community that gathers 790,000+ gardening enthusiasts and professional landscapers worldwide.
You can register for free and start interacting in the community's online forums. Members commonly use the forum to ask questions, request advice, and share their knowledge and experience with others. The community's online forums are also very helpful to identify plants, bugs, birds, and butterflies. Once you join, you will start finding like-minded people and locals to exchange tips and advice.
Members also use the community to share photo tours of their gardens and landscaping arrangements with others. You can showcase your garden and others can like it and comment to give you feedback.
Additionally, Dave's Garden has literally thousands of articles, guides, and how-tos full of tips for gardeners. You can leverage these resources to always be learning about gardening. Moreover, you can browse through the botanical and gardening glossaries to understand terms and concepts that may show up while you learn. On the other hand, you can also explore databases to find plants, bugs, and birds classified by families, genre, and species.
Lastly, be sure to check out Dave's Garden tools. They have super helpful tools, like a directory of mail-order gardening companies. Those tools also help gardeners to find rare plants, seeds, and bulbs, as well as the best gardening products and supply stores.
Connect with other gardeners around the world:
Dave's Garden gathers hundreds of thousands of gardening enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the world. You can register for free and start finding like-minded people to bounce off ideas and advice.
Leverage the community's resource library:
Dave's Garden has literally thousands of guides, how-tos, and articles for gardeners. They also offer several databases and glossaries to help you identify plants, birds, and bugs, and learn gardening.
Identify animals and find rare plants:
The online forums are awesome to ask for help when trying to identify a plant or an animal. Additionally, you can leverage Dave's Garden tools to find rare plants, seeds, and bulbs.
Dave's Garden's discussion forums include over 115 discussion forums where gardening enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the world gather to discuss all things garden-related. Members commonly use the forums to ask questions, request advice from the community's team of professional gardeners, and share their knowledge with others.
Inside, you will find forums to help members identify plants, birds, and butterflies. Additionally, you can discuss regional gardening in different parts of the world, and talk about off-topic issues such as photography, games, beauty and fashion, pets, healthy living, and other hobbies.
If you are based in the United States, you can participate in the community's plant and seed trading. This feature allows you to browse through the tens of thousands of plants listed on the website and trade with gardeners from all over the country.
Members can also contribute to Dave's Garden content library. Inside the Landscaping database, you can upload your own photo tour of different gardens, and explore other members' landscapes. Additionally, there is a similar section. Garden Showcase is the place where members can showcase their gardens and receive comments and feedback from others.
Lastly, you can explore Dave's Garden member list to find like-minded people near you to connect with.
Dave's Garden has literally thousands of guides on many topics. On the one hand, you can explore the community's plant database, which has 217,000+ plants classified by families, genre, and species. The community has similar databases for bugs and birds.
Additionally, besides the super helpful articles and how-tos from the blog, you can look up the freeze/frost dates of your area by using the ZIP code. Lastly, if you are learning Botanics or gardening, the community's glossaries will help a lot. Botanary contains an alphabetical list of botanical words and their definitions. On the other hand, Gardenology will help you understand every gardening term or concept.
Moreover, Dave's Garden offers different products that are very helpful for gardeners. For example, The Garden Watchdog it's a directory of mail-order gardening companies worldwide, ranked and reviewed by the community's members. PlantScout, similarly, allows you to find rare plants, seeds, and bulbs by searching through different companies automatically. You can also find the best products and supply stores by visiting Garden Products and Go Gardening.