From keeping houseplants alive to gardening in small spaces – these are our top picks

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Browse @theplanthunter for envy-inducing spaces and their plants. Photograph: Daniel Shipp

Best for trendspotting @theplanthunter
Online magazine about gardeners, their envy-inducing spaces and plants. The equivalent of reading back issues of The World Of Interiors.

Best for photography buffs @pleasuregardenmagazine
Delicious, inspiring garden and outdoor photography from this arty biannual garden magazine.

Best for feeling zen @sean_swallow
A beautiful garden on the Welsh borders that seems to always be bathed in perfect light, along with posts from Swallow’s travels.

Best for foragers @66squarefeet
Tiny-balcony gardener in New York – with foraged food recipes, from lemon blossom vodka to ramp leaf oil.

Best for creative ideas @flowerinterpretations
A sister account from fine art-trained florist Harriet Parry that deserves a wider following: artworks, movie scenes and fashion shoots wittily reinvented as floral arrangements.

Best for beginner growers @bigcitygardener
Young Texas gardener Timothy Hammond’s easy-to-follow tutorials for newbies.

Best for high fashion @putnamflowers
Flowers as style icons from these New York florists to the stars (including Gwyneth Paltrow’s wedding). Contemporary arranging at its most hip.

Best for composters @the_worm_monger
An Australian account all about how compost gets made from rot, and tips to get kids involved.

Best for border inspo @arvensisperennials
Mood board inspiration from this trade nursery, used by all the best designers, with wonderful stock borders specialising in herbaceous perennials, grasses and ferns.

Best for veg-spiration @indianfamilygarden
A community of food growers from different countries and cultures, from the founder of @humanswhogrowfood. You will learn a lot about chillies.

Best for snoopers @tomstuartsmith
Lust after the landscape designer’s own vast plot, get a nose at his other projects – for example, at Chatsworth – and fall in love with his dog, Rabbit.

Best for colour lovers @plants_and_colour
Plants grown and foraged around the south-west for their dyes – and examples of the colourful results you can achieve.

Best for roses @niff_barnes
Innovative rose pruning as sculpture from Jenny Barnes, one of the gardeners at the private Jacobean house Asthall Manor (once home to the Mitford family) in the Cotswolds.

Best for unusual ideas @huntingbrook
Irish horticulturist Jimi Blake owns a lush garden in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains: tune in for tutorials, particularly on evergreens.

Best for millennials @arthurparkinson_
There are so many pretty boys taking wistful pictures with greenery, but this guy does it better than anyone else. And he keeps chickens.

Best for mental health @yougrowgirl
Urban organic growing for wellbeing: some of the best writing around for why we need to garden for our emotional and physical health.

Best for wanderlust @lillajapan
Live vicariously through the feed of Midori Shintani, head gardener at the millennial forest garden in Hokkaido, Japan, designed by Dan Pearson.

Best for keeping your houseplants alive @houseplantjournal
An engineer’s approach to growing and nurturing houseplants – “responsible plant parenthood”, as founder, Darryl Cheng calls it. Oh and a neat trick for growing plants in the shower.

Best for home‑growing @suburban.existence
Like the Good Life, but hipper – from this small, well-tended Melbourne garden. The suburbs have never looked so desirable.

Best for no-dig gardening @charles_dowding
Charles Dowding is the king of no dig for a reason: a flawless, almost weed-free veg garden on just a ¼ acre.