We’re beside ourselves with excitement to welcome all gardeners involved with the NGS and Perennial charities to join GardenTags. We’ve teamed up with both charities who will be using GardenTags to promote all the wonderful work they do to support those in need.
NGS and Perennial are inviting their members and donors to join the app to help raise the profile of their charitable work and support and inspire the budding gardeners on the app. Both charities will get access to 50,000+ (and growing fast) people passionate about gardening already on the app.
If you want to get started right now. Go to our quick start guide.
What is GardenTags?
Put simply, GardenTags is a free social network for gardeners with a user powered gardening encyclopedia that also helps you manage your collection of plants . We’re an inclusive community and welcome gardeners of all experience levels from budding novices to gardening professionals. Every day there is a wealth of planting inspiration and knowledge shared to help us all grow well, together.
What is Perennial?
Perennial is the only charity dedicated to helping horticulturalists and their families , providing them with what is often described as a lifeline when times get tough.
GardenTags, the NGS and Perennial are passionate about gardening and the impact it has on peoples’ lives. This is the reason we set up GardenTags; we believe in the power of a passionate gardening community and their ability to help nurture and inspire those new to gardening. Over time novice gardeners of today will become the experienced gardeners of tomorrow as those skills are transferred. You can download the app here.
But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself what our members and publications such as BBC Gardeners World Magazine think here .
What’s in it for gardeners involved with the NGS and Perennial?
Gardeners will get access to a new audience of over 50,000 people passionate about all things gardening who are sharing gardening tips and advice. If you’re an NGS member garden, setting up a profile on GardenTags is a great way to promote your garden open day but more than that, it’s a brilliant way for people who visit your garden to follow its progress throughout the year and build excitement for a return visit the following year. At the same time by sharing your passion for gardening on the app you’ll be inspiring and nurturing a new generation of gardeners.
You’ll also be able to follow and communicate with other gardeners involved with the NGS and Perennial, like Geoff Stonebanks of Driftwood garden. Lots of our members also use GardenTags as a way to get handy planting tips and advice from fellow gardeners as sometimes we all need a little helping hand.
The partnership will also help raise awareness of the National Gardens Scheme and Perennial’s charitable impact amongst a targeted and fast growing audience of gardeners.
How do I get started?
Follow this link to our quick start guide to get the most out of GardenTags.
Case study – Geoff Stonebanks of NGS garden Driftwood
NGS gardens are already using the app and reaping the benefits. Geoff Stonebanks of NGS garden Driftwood is using the app on a daily basis to inspire our gardeners with his seaside garden. He uses GardenTags as a way to communicate special events at this garden and members are also able to follow it throughout the year when it’s not open to the public. Geoff is great at telling the story of Driftwood and how he is supporting the NGS and MacMillan. We strongly recommend that you follow @driftwood in the app . But don’t take our word for it, take Geoff’s:
“Since joining Garden Tags, with a degree of scepticism I hasten to add, I’m absolutely amazed at the wonderful interaction I’ve since had with like-minded gardeners in this country and across the world. It has certainly brought my garden to a wider audience and it’s so incredible to get such lovely comments from others about what I have achieved and to know that they are inspired, through the images I post, to replicate some of my ideas in their own plots. I cannot recommend the “app” enough for others to engage with!”