‘Whatever the weather, indoor planters and spring bulbs bring a sense of hope and happiness to any day,’ recently typed garden influencer Sasha York, better known as @sashinthegarden. These first signs of spring make us all excited for what’s to come in the year. Whether you’re growing your own or living vicariously online through the more green-fingered, we’ve picked five gardening instagrammers to follow.

Early buds are pure joy to behold, so fill your Insta feed with blossoming bulbs and enjoy witnessing new life pushing through the soil. Whether it’s daffs, tulips or a spring bulb lasagne in all its glory, be inspired by this good life living.

Helier Bowling


Back in December, Helier Bowling told her 45k followers how she was potting up summer sown wallflowers, Sweet Williams and violas alongside tulips, narcissi and Iris reticulata. Follow her to see them bloom. The Hampshire-based gardener runs online Sows and Grows courses for her engaged community. It says a lot that 68 per cent are repeat customers. Follow here.

Sasha York


Oh, for English garden dreaming. Sasha York’s feed and weekly tutorial videos should come with a warning. Scrolling through her posts about building her now famous garden from scratch hurls users down a horticultural rabbit hole. Followers loyally log on to her friendly gardeners’ question time, an excuse to join Sasha from home for a drink and chat. Follow here.

Rachel de Thame


‘I rarely think to cut snowdrops from the garden. But it only takes a few stems to make an impact and they’re so pretty in these mini vases,’ wrote BBC TV presenter and garden columnist Rachel de Thame. Such personal commentary, beautiful visuals and plant profiles keep her 115k followers clocking in. Follow here.

Sarah Raven


One of the more prominent gardeners of the internet is, of course, Sarah Raven. The omnipresent gardener, writer and TV presenter meticulously curates her personal account with shots of her breath-taking garden and home at Perch Hill in East Sussex. Follow this feed for beautiful visuals and snippets of wisdom about growing spring bulbs, flowers, plants, herbs and salad. Follow here.

Frances Tophill


‘Reticulated irises telling us spring is coming,’ wrote Frances Tophill to accompany her latest post of purple irises sprouting in a terracotta pot. Such sweet anecdotes and detailed guides have garnered over 120k followers for the gardener, author, crafter and environmentalist. As helpful as they are beautiful, her socials show a deep-rooted love for nature. Follow here.

By Annabel Jack
February 2024