Instagram is rapidly becoming a source of inspiration and advice for urban gardeners. Whether you have a windowsill, balcony or even a garden, there's plenty to be found if you know where to look. Here are the best accounts to start following now:
Does exactly what it says on the tin: nearly 400 pleasing images of plants on rose-hued backgrounds curated from other users’ posts by Dutch artist Lotte van Baalen.
The Californian weather helps, but Sacramento farmer Kyle Hagerty posts delectable pictures of produce.
Arguably the original urban garden. Founded in 1638, Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, but that doesn’t stop it from having a witty, informative and beautiful instagram account. Follow for daily updates from their glasshouses.
Charles Loh has a good eye for a nice plant picture but it’s his portrayal of novel and experimental terrariums which make him worth a follow.
This summer, Claire and her team were behind Farmopolis, the floating garden re-invigorating the docklands. A true urban gardener (and beekeeper) her feed is fresh, unpretentious and brimming with inspiration.
Toronto-based Darryl Cheng manages to post beautiful pictures of the warts-and-all side of growing things indoors - and increasingly gives handy tips and horticultural information where others just stop at aesthetics.
The garden designer and RHS People's Choice Award Winner has a simple and beautiful feed that has the benefit of being backed by useful gardening knowledge.
Stunning, peaceful snapshots from a houseplant studio in Falmouth that offer a new way of looking at plants. A must-follow for any fans of ceramics.
This community-orientated account adds a splash of colour and soil to most feeds: take inspiration from others gardening in tiny spaces, take comfort from the crowd-sourced photography.
A new contender on Instagram but one that is already cutting a dash with its eclectic and eye-catching posts of greenery in an urban environment.
A self-proclaimed houseplant beginner who documents her discoveries in a fun and informal way through her account. If you want to know how to balance a growing plant collection with a growing family, she’s worth a follow - as is her shared account, @houseplantclub.
Spare a little room in your feed for this new account, which has possibly perfected the popular form of lust-inducing lifestyle shots of plants from a Scandinavian home.
Going only by Joas, this photographer’s dedication to finding little bits of nature in even the harshest chunk of concrete results in tiny delights on a daily basis.
India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson have amassed an enormous following over the past year thanks to their consistently beautiful photographs of greenhouses.
The photos on this account may look classy, but poster A.D.J gives plenty of hands of insight from around the world - this is a good account to follow if you’re the type of person who plans their holidays around plants.
The plants-in-minimalist-interiors niche is a large one on Instagram. If you’re just going to follow one - possibly advisable to avoid full-feed takeover - then this account curates a winning feed of tasteful and airy interiors inspiration.
A perfect antidote to the British climate, this New York-based plant shop posts photographs of plants from all over America. A must for cactus-lovers.