With so many people eager to see gardens without leaving your back porch and laptop, House Beautiful released a list of recommended virtual garden tours, which has been shared widely.
My favorites of the five:
Above, Claude Monet’s Giverny.
I watched the one about Kew Gardens (above) was surprised by the size and variety of gardens there, including a space-age-looking alpine house.
Next I noticed Yahoo’s “Plans Canceled? Take a Virtual Stroll Through Some of the Nation’s Best Botanical Gardens” and it turns out they’re not videos some virtual technology I don’t recognize – like this in Buffalo or the one for the U.S. Botanic Garden. Call me a yahoo but I don’t GET how to use them.
So what else is out there for sheer viewing pleasure and to inspire our own gardening? It’s spring, time to dream, and our garden centers have been deemed essential!
Garden Videos by Magazines
Honestly I’m usually bored by famous, grand gardens but I love seeing private gardens, and gardening magazines have produced some great videos that do that.
- Try House and Home’s Outdoor Living playlist. E.g., here’s a small city garden.
- Garden Design on YouTube has backyard ideas, gardens to visit and more.
- Fine Gardening has no playlist for garden tours or design try their Tips and Tricks playlist.
Garden Tours at Good Gardening Videos
But for hundreds more videos of gardens, including many interviews with the gardeners themselves, I humbly recommend Good Gardening Videos, a site I edit.
For garden tours we have three types – first Gardens by Designers.
The Gardens to Visit are public gardens that are best visited by video only.