Garden Databases

Garden Databases

Designing a new landscape or garden will require at least a limited knowledge of plants. The more you know about the plants, flowers, and trees that will grow in your area, the better and easier it will be to come up with ideas and plan your designs.

These databases are a handy research tool for discovering new varieties, color combinations, zoning, general information, and more. Through the links on this page you should be able to find almost any plant information you could be searching for.

Choosing the right plants can be a very frustrating step in your landscaping project. While this directory will be very useful, you should own a good plant encyclopedia as well.

Plant Databases and Online Plant Encyclopedias

Daves Garden
103,779 entries, 81,437 images and 47,381 comments

Native Orchids of Canada

Tropical Plant Database
Information on the important plants of the Amazon Rainforest.

Plants for a Future

Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database
matching botanical names (valid with past or present synonyms) with common names in many languages.

World Wide Flowering Plant Family Identification

The Gardening Archive

National Plants Database
The Plants Database provides a single source of standardized information about plants.

Native Plant Database

UConn Plant Database

Rock Garden Plants Database
12137 species with 701 photos

Native Plant and Wildflower Societies

Alphabetical Index of Vegetables

Ornamental Plants Database