These home garden tours from YouTube feature a variety of gardens including kitchen gardens for growing herbs and veggies in small spaces to overflowing flower gardens with brilliant colours and textures. Have a look and see which ones you like best. And grab the best ideas for your growing space.
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Love of Gardening is Contagious
I had always wanted to be a gardener and have my own little growing space, but it wasn’t until I went on a local tour of home gardens that I totally and completely fell in love with everything about gardening.
Visiting local gardens created by real humans just like you and me are a great way to see what is possible in your growing zone. I try to attend as many as I can each spring and summer.
The problem here in Ontario is, our peak season is fairly short, and we try to cram a lot of living into our summer days. Because of this, there is just a six-week period when most garden tours take place, and many of them occur on the same days, too many miles apart to attend more than one. It breaks my heart to choose!
If I was Empress of the World, there would be one every other day so I could visit them all. But alas, I am still relegated to overseeing dirt and not much else, so, I just attend those that I can.
Another way to get a dose of garden inspiration is to view videos, of course. I wish there were more of them but it is quite a task (and skill) to produce an engaging, good quality video of this sort.
This playlist from YouTube (below) features seventeen (and counting) videos of home gardens. There are a few repeats where the same garden has been featured at different times. If you have a garden yourself you know that no two months or years are the same. They are always changing, growing, and transforming.
I’ve intentionally included gardens of various sizes, budgets, and themes from various countries, though most are in the USA. I hope you’ll find some ideas to borrow, or, if nothing else, enjoy the beauty of it all.
Home Garden Video Tours
1. Chrissie D’Esopo | Avon, Connecticut, USA
Flower garden with containers, evergreens, and chartreuse and burgundy accents
Formal kitchen garden with four quadrants
2. Home garden contest winners | Oklahoma, USA
3. Tasha Tudor | Vermont, USA (narrated in Japanese)
4. Empress of Dirt | Ontario, Canada
5. Chrissie D’Esopo | Avon, Connecticut, USA (2013) – footage is a bit jumpy but you get to see the gorgeous pops of colour
6. Calikim | California, USA
Veggies, flowers, sloped landscape
7. Coley Cooks | USA
Veggie kitchen garden
8. Troy Marden | USA
Garden designer shows large suburban lot with gorgeous hydrangeas and hostas.
9. Dennis Hundscheidt | Sunnybank, Brisbane, Australia
Topical style garden. Audio is low. Intriguing look at plants we do not have in Canada.
10. Erin Harrison | Keeper of the Homestead | USA
Huge veggie garden
11. Christine Kobzeff | Succulent garden tour
Lots of succulents in outdoor containers.
12. Natasha’s Kitchen | Natasha’s parent’s garden
Greenhouse and veggie garden
13. Tasha Tudor | Home and garden | Vermont, USA
Narration in Japanese, some audio in English.
14. 15. 16. Helen Dillon | Dublin, Ireland
17. Helen Dillon and other Irish gardens | Ireland
If you can, do find out about garden tours in your area and go. It’s such a great way to learn what works in your climate and conditions. Plus, gardeners are the best for sharing information and encouraging newbies.~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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