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10 Best Gardening Apps

10 Best Gardening Apps

Easyshed have put together the 10 Best Gardening Apps of all time.

 

Kew Gardens- free (iPhone, iPad and Android)

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Discover what’s looking good at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew today, delve into the detail via the interactive map and uncover hidden gems. The integrated scanner links QR codes on Kew’s plant labels to plant profiles and video. Ideal for pre-visit planning and when you’re actually there.

 

RHS Grow Your Own- free initially (iPhone)

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Comes with profiles of the most popular fruit and veg included, along with expert advice, suggested varieties, plenty of tips, plus access to more. Add whichever you’re growing to your App garden and the calendar function will remind you of any imminent tasks plus local frost and drought alerts.

 

Into Gardens- free with additional priced add-ons (iPhone, iPad and Android)

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Deservedly picking up the award for New Media at the Garden Media Awards, this app sails a fine path between an interactive magazine and a TV series, with a lively mix of written, video and photographic content from the best gardeners and designers. Expect gardens and approaches from around the world, stacks of useful info and a bright bouncy tone. As the its founder, James Alexander-Sinclair, states “Our aim is to be flippantly authoritative”

 

Garden Plan Pro- £6.99 (iPad)

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There are plenty of vegetable garden planners out there, but this is The One. You’ll save the £6.99 in pencils and paper. Draw on an extensive library of veg to scale-plan your patch through the seasons, with sowing and harvesting reminders that call on local weather station data to make relevant to you.

 

 The English Garden- free (iPhone, iPad and Android)

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As with many newspaper and magazine apps, this is little more than a digital version of the magazine, but no less fine for it. If you want a beautifully produced window into gardens, methods, techniques and approaches then this is the one.

 

National Gardens Scheme- free (iPhone and iPad)

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Perfect for those in search of tea, cake and inspiration while benefiting charities. Search through the 3,800+ gardens that open under the scheme, automatically find any that are open close to your location or by postcode. Includes opening times, prices, info about the garden and directions. Excellent as it is, and about to be relaunched, new and improved.

 

Landscaper?s Companion- £2.99 (iPhone and iPad)

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Built with professionals in mind but still a great resource for the amateur, this searchable database of 26,000 plants is stacked with information, plus the ability to add more yourself, add as a favourite, make notes and build plant lists.

 

Permaculture Magazine- various subscriptions (iPhone and iPad)

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The app version of the print magazine that brings the bigger picture of global sustainability and makes it relevant to you and your garden. Expect anything from forest gardening to no-dig veg growing, building a roundhouse to community gardening.

 

Evernote- free (iPhone, iPad and Android)

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Not a gardening app as such, but still indispensable. Think of Evernote as a digital notebook that can store and organise digital material from anywhere: your photographs and notes, web links, pdfs, along with video and audio material. A brilliant resource that ties together online inspiration with whatever you want to record from your garden.

 

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show- free (iPhone)

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The RHS launched a very well designed app for Chelsea Flower Show 2013 to coincide with the show’s centenary, and follow it up with one for Hampton Court Flower Show this summer, a must whether visiting in person or watching on the box. With great detail – video included -about the gardens, the designs and designers, exhibits and exhibitors, the plants and features. Updated live from the show with interviews, images and videos.