Throughout the dreary winter and long cold spring, I’ve been looking forward to starting up our little veggie garden again. I gained a lot of inspiration from looking at Instagram and following gardening hashtags. I thought I would share some of the top hashtags. Last year we had some real beginners luck:
But I realised I learnt so much from fellow gardeners sharing their journey online. Some of them have been so helpful, when we reached out with a question.
Gardening hashtags are a great way to connect with fellow gardeners, but finding the right ones that get engagement and aren’t too big – to still allow others to discover you – need a little research. I thought I’d share some of the best gardening hashtags for both engagement and discovery on Instagram. And they are NOT #gardener and #gardening!
Some of the “top” gardening hashtags that you find when you do a quick search are too big and have too much spam. People post all sorts of strange content to them.
Although I had my favourites, I also found some awesome gardening hashtags from a hashtag list that I purchased from Juiced Social. (They create regularly updated, curated hashtag lists for different topics. Their lists work!)
Hashtags have been a great source of inspiration and community for me on our Instagram account Small Urban Living.
So here’s a list of the best gardening hashtags to get great engagement and find good, authentic content from relatable people (not just posting as a business, out of vanity or overly curating).
A great hashtag for a diverse range of inspirational images with actually some excellent tips and also some funny posts of mishaps.
Very pretty gardens with lots of flowers and surprising finds people find in their gardens. This hashtag really encourages you to pay attention to the little details in your garden.
This is a German hashtag- meaning Garden Love-. It’s always fun to see how other countries approach gardening.
A Swedish hashtag, meaning gardening inspiration. I mean, if the Swedes all the way up north can garden then practically anyone (outside of a desert) can. And you can definitely see some Scandi style injected to gardening.
A very simple, yet not-yet-overcrowded hashtag. I’ve followed many people from around the world share details of their veggie growing.
This hashtag has a little more diverse content and you can find some interesting content in this community, including edible flowers.
A hashtag with a mix of personal gardens and build gardens that people visit around the world.
This is a hashtag started by an Instagram account, but it’s seems to have taken a life of its own: great variation of gardening images and new ways of gardening are shared under the hashtag.
Another cool Swedish hashtag, which is a word play on the Swedish version of the Great British Bake Off, the Whole Sweden Bakes… this mean hashtag means “Whole Sweden Plants”.
It really is great to link with people gardening in similar conditions as you.
My garden this month hashtag has a lovely, active community behind it. There are often themes for posting, which is a great way to gain a different perspective on your gardening.
It’s also a more design-focussed tag and will give lots of garden design inspiration.
This is my little hashtag, that’s all about small urban living and gardening. The idea is to link up with other enthusiast who believe we can do better with small spaces in cities- whether for living or for growing.
Copy and paste list of gardening hashtags
Here’s a list for you to copy and paste onto your Instagram posts.
#gardeningtips #inmygardentoday #gartenliebe #trädgårdsinspiration #vegetablegarden #ediblegarden #gardenlovers #thehappygardeninglife #helasverigeodlar #mygardenthismonth #tinyurban
Combine these hashtags with other favourites, choose some hashtags relevant to your specific image and location. If you also reciprocate on these hashtags you will likely tap into some great communities and find your tribe to share your love for gardening with.
If you want to understand more about how to best use hashtags, Ciaran Blumenfeld has some great advice in her book, Instagram content that converts:
What are your favourite gardening communities and hashtags?