The Best Gardening Apps for the Tech-savvy Gardener

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The Best Gardening Apps for the Tech-savvy Gardener

Apps are increasingly improving and simplifying our everyday lives in many different areas. It seems there's an app for everything these days, and the gardening world is no exception. Here, we have a look at the best gardening apps on the market at the moment.


Garden Plan Pro

A handy app where you can enter in the layout of your garden and plan accordingly. It's mostly focused around herbs, vegetables and fruit, and would be useful for the urban gardener who wants to cultivate their own produce. The app also offers advice on where best to plant each type of produce, as well as when to plant, harvest and rotate the crop.  


Botany Buddy

Botany Buddy offers a plant encyclopedia with over 2000 species of cacti, succulents, shrubs and other plants, complete with colour photographs for identification. Plant species can be searched by various criteria, including leaf size, seeds, flower colour, bloom time, sun requirements, hardiness, shape and size. The app is appropriate for both amateur gardeners and professionals.


Think of this app as a sort of gardening journal. You can document which plants are currently in your garden, record their progress and create a schedule of care according to priority. You can add photos, get updates on the weather and be informed on when your little plant babies should be blooming.  


Garden Companion

Sometimes, you just need a companion when it comes to gardening. Gardening Companion offers hundreds of articles on gardening, as well as photos and YouTube videos instructing on a huge range of gardening topics. Like the Life app, Gardening Companion also has a journal component to record your gardening ventures.



Growit! is an app that tells you what and how to plant based on your location for the best results. There is a feature to create your own unique project and show it off to others in the area, offering a sort of social media-type community atmosphere around gardening. In your project, you can offer tips and tricks you use in your own gardening to others in your local area. Who knows, maybe you'll make some new green-thumbed friends?

Garden Compass

This app is for the gardener who wants to be organised, offering a personalised care calendar as well as reminders, plant identification and advice.

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