Our Favorite Gardeners, Flower Experts, and Plant Shops to Follow on Instagram

Kelly Manning
·4 min read

Instagram is a treasure trove of visual beauty for nearly any topic imaginable, and gardening is no exception. From houseplant connoisseurs whose homes are brimming with greenery to outdoor gardeners crafting verdant landscapes to floral designers composing lush arrangements, there is no shortage of variety. Here, we've rounded up several experts and shops to help you along your own garden journey.

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Hilton Carter

Plant and interiors stylist Hilton Carter has made a name for himself by turning his living space into an indoor jungle oasis. "Where there's light, there will be plants," says Carter of his philosophy, adding "they can instantly make a stale, cold space feel more warm and alive." Indeed, his collection of greenery infuses color, warmth, and beauty to every corner of his abode. Luckily for us, Carter's new tome, Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants in Beautiful Spaces ($19.19, amazon.com), is a handbook for creating your own jungle-like escape. Follow: @hiltoncarter

Laura Hooper

A master of many a homestead trade, Laura Hooper—a calligrapher, gardener, and florist—consistently documents her garden, which is filled with David Austen roses in the summer and a myriad of dahlias come fall, on Instagram. She also offers virtual or in-person garden consultations, so you can recreate her magic in your own yard. Follow: @foxhillgarden

Midori Shintani

Midori Shintani is the head gardener at Tokachi Millennium Forest in Shimizu, Japan, where she melds modern Japanese horticulture with the incredible natural landscape. Her feed gives her followers from all over the world a glimpse into her work in this breathtaking forest—and you can learn from her, too (she hosts virtual master classes!). Follow: @lillajapan

Farmer Gracy

If you're looking to add color to your outdoor garden, check out Farmer Gracy. Exquisite close-ups of blooming dahlias, tulips, and calla lilies fill the feed of this centuries-old bulb-growing company based in the Netherlands. Plus, they frequently share bulb-planting tips in addition to advice on combining different varieties. Follow: @farmergracy

Maryah Greene

Maryah Greene, a self-described "plant doctor" and founder of Greene Piece, a plant consultancy firm, chronicles the latest greenery she's incorporated into her apartment as well as how-to tips and plant recommendations for newbies and experienced plant parents alike. Follow: @greene.piece

Charlotte Moss

Interior designer Charlotte Moss is not only an acclaimed decorator, but a gardening expert to boot. Her colorful feed is brimming with everything from lush, overflowing centerpieces to exquisite single-stem arrangements to glimpses into her own exquisite Hamptons garden. Follow: @charlottemossny

Erin Benzakien

If you're a dahlia lover, you likely already know about Floret Farms, a family-run California-based farm which specializes in growing hundreds of dahlia varieties. The master gardener behind it all? Owner Erin Benzakien, who posts about the planting, growing, harvesting, and arranging process—from start to finish—on Instagram. Click follow for the beautiful imagery, alone. Follow: @floretflower

Charlie McCormick

If you're looking to infuse your garden with an English countryside feel, look no further than Charlie McCormick. This Dorset-based gardener chronicles the latest additions to his bountiful garden where he champions a naturalistic more-is-more approach. Follow: @mccormickcharlie

Sprout Home Brooklyn

Check out the plant selection at Sprout Home Brooklyn, or its sister store, Sprout Home Chicago, for all of your houseplant needs, including dried and fresh stems for arrangements. Their helpful staff also shares tips on inventive ways to display your new plant babies. Follow: @sprouthomebrooklyn and @sprouthomechicago

Emily Thompson

For exquisite arrangements teeming with wild poetic beauty, New York-based florist Emily Thompson is worth a follow. Whether designing a large-scale installation for a high-fashion runway or a chic restaurant's centerpiece, Thompson's artful arrangements never cease to amaze. Follow: @emilythompsonflowers

Timothy Hammond

Houston-based Timothy Hammond—"your favorite gardener's favorite gardener," as his Instagram bio offers—is a must-follow for those who are novices in the garden. He posts helpful tutorial-style videos for beginners and checklists that help streamline a day's worth of tasks. Follow: @bigcitygardener

Lewis Miller

Many may be familiar with Lewis Miller from his "flower flash" pop-ups throughout New York City, whereby the acclaimed floral designer creates blooming installations built around ordinary city objects, like street sign poles, food carts, and subway entrances. His approach to table arrangements is filled with the same zest and exuberance, leaving his followers inspired to create their own floral concoctions. Follow: @lewismillerdesign

Katura Barnes

Follow Terra Cotta Hotties' Katura Barnes for answers to all of your burning houseplant questions—from propagation to watering to rehabbing a distressed plant. Her refreshingly honest approach to plant ownership is both relatable and encouraging. Follow: @terracottahotties

Sheila Jack Landscapes

If you're already a professional and are more interested in garden and landscape design, introduce some of Sheila Jack's to your feed. Based in London, she creates contemporary, livable, and natural spaces that feel good to be in. Follow: @sheilajacklandscapes