The Best Garden Design Blogs to Follow in 2020


With a lot of us having more time on our hands than usual lately, many of you have been in your Great British gardens and giving them some much needed love and attention! Starting a garden makeover can be intimidating, especially to a novice or if you’ve let your garden grow out of control! But don’t fear.

As patio awning experts, we know what it takes to create a beautiful garden and we also know what makes a great garden design blogger! Take a look at our list below where we have compiled our favourite Garden Design Blogs to Follow in 2020:

Marks Veg Plot

Mark successfully runs Marks Veg Plot, which focuses on gardening, food, cookery, family and travels. Starting the blog in 2010, Mark showcases the success and failures of home gardening whilst offering tips and tricks for his visitors so they can also have a successful veg patch. Growing items from carrots through to chive flowers, Mark shows that he’s a skilled gardener in all aspects of gardening. 

Claire’s Allotment

After spending nearly three years posting videos involving her garden and allotment to YouTube, Claire decided after encouragement from her husband to set up Claire’s Allotment. Aiming to share hints, tips and gardening successes to her audience, Claire aims to guide gardening novices and professionals alike. 

Paper Garden Workshop

Lisa runs Paper Garden Workshop, where she helps inspire and creates the audience’s dream garden. Encouraging people to take on the activities provided to achieve their ideal garden, Paper Garden Workshop is full of encouragement and inspiration for every budding gardener of every level. 

The Middle Sized Garden

Whether you’re looking for design inspiration or a guide of what plants are easy to keep alive, The Middle Sized Garden is perfect for those who have a middle-sized garden. Alexandra is the face behind this highly successful blog where she shares everything she’s learnt since taking up gardening 15 years ago. 


Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and gardening copywriter with roots firmly planted in working-class NE England. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into a rainforest of information. Mission statement: to make gardening more accessible to the often excluded – the less able, the hard-up or beginners. An advocate of gardening for better mental and physical health.

Get Planting

Showing inspiration from all around the world, Kirsty is the Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and an award winning garden designer. With the aim to inspire people to grow their own plants and build a connection with nature which in turn will have a positive impact on the world. 

Simplify Gardening

Tony O’Neill shares his passion for gardening whilst managing his full-time job as a firefighter. Gardening when he was younger with his grandfather, his passion for planting vegetables and plants grew. When his grandfather passed away, he took over the garden and learned new techniques along the way which he now shares with his passionate audience on Simplify Gardening. An excellent resource for tips on all things gardening related. 

Black Girls With Gardens

Black Girls with Gardens is a collective website providing answers and tips to women of colour to inspire them to take on gardening, offering a like-minded space for women to support and connect with each other over a shared passion of gardening. From a newbie to women with a potted plant army, Black Girls with Gardens has everyone covered. 

Kate Gould Gardens

Founded over 20 years, Kate Gould Gardens has flourished from a one-woman business to a full-service design and build firm. Her blog highlights the successes of her garden design role alongside ideas and tips for creating small features for gardens. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, this is the blog for you.

Plants Bulbs Seeds

Tried and tested, Louise has had her fair share of gardening mistakes but through these, she has learnt many new skills and is now sharing her experiences and tips on her blog Plants Bulbs Seeds. Inspiring the next generation of gardeners to grow and nurture their outdoor space. Perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced gardeners. 

Growing Nicely

Jill is trained in horticulture and garden design and has worked as a Designer and Gardener, she launched the Growing Nicely blog. The blog teaches amateur gardeners how to conduct sustainable gardening, growing food and nurture plants. With years of experience behind her, Jill knows what she’s talking about when it comes to gardening.

Growing Family

When the blog originally started it was based around fitting gardening and the outdoors into busy hectic family life. Since then it has grown to focus around all that and more. Catherine and her family use the blog to showcase their passion for gardening and being outdoors. One for those who want to grow a budding garden whilst managing the hectic life of family and work.

The Anxious Gardener

David is a full-time gardener who found his passion for gardening after working part-time in an alpine nursery. After working on two gardening projects close to his heart, he decided to share his gardening experience with a wider audience and created The Anxious Gardener. He shares his knowledge with his audience and teaches them about the variety of plants available for the avid gardener. 

Garden Ninja

Lee and his team are the genius gardeners behind Garden Ninja. Full of top tips, guides and inspiration, the blog is definitely one of the best gardening blogs around. Offering a portfolio of work and a helpful blog which covers gardens from Japanese gardens to themed and fantasy gardens, it’s perfect for those who are more experienced and need a little inspiration. 


Sam lives in the South East of England and showcases her love of plants, gardens and gardening. As gardening always changes, Sam uses acoastalplot to share what she learns along the way. With an RHS Level 2 Certificate, A Coastal Plot is ideal for those just beginning their gardening journey.

A Pentland Garden

A place for all those budding gardeners who are looking at growing edibles within their garden, A Pentland Garden is full of tips and guides on making this possible. Nadine shows the many successes and many (many) failures of being a first-time gardener. 

Two Thirsty Gardeners

Two Thirsty Gardeners is all about gardening all year round. The blog focuses on growing vegetables throughout the seasons and gives you tips and inspiration on what to do with them once they’ve grown. Their most recent section shows you how to turn those homegrown veggies into liquor. Ideal for those who want to start but don’t know what to do with them once they’ve finished. 


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