Whether you are a beginner or a master in gardening, the following hand-picked list of gardening resources and websites can help provide you with a guide for all levels of gardening with gardening tips and solutions, local gardens, discussion forums, and local farmers’ markets.


The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible    The Complete Gardener's Guide    Garden Anywhere    Grow Plants in Pots    The Encyclopedia of Container Plants     Herb gardening from the ground up

Mid-Atlantic Home Landscaping    The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual    Beautiful No-Mow Yards    Tomorrow's Garden    The First-Time Gardener    Touch a butterfly : wildlife gardening with kids

Catalog Topics

Botany Horticulture
Container Plants Houseplant
Gardening Gardening (Juvenile)


Gale Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection 
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists will have information with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.




Print Magazines Online Magazines

Better Homes & Gardens
Available at Barrett, Beatley, Burke, and Duncan    

All Seasons Garden Guide
Full text 1/1/2010 - Current

Garden and Gun
Available at Beatley and Barrett

Garden Design
Full text 1/1/2009 - Current

Available at Beatley, Burke, and Duncan

Ideal Home and Garden
Full text 12/31/2010 - Current

Virginia Gardener
Available at Barrett, Beatley, and Duncan

Organic Gardening
Available on Zinio


Yard & Garden Online News
Full text 5/1/2006 - Current



Alexandria Farmers' Markets
Information on Alexandria Farmers’ Markets.

Del Ray Farms
Started in Del Ray, in Alexandria, VA, DRF is a sustainable vegetable farming providing community support to develop community gardens.

Alexandria's Community Gardens
The City offers opportunities for the public to participate in community gardening to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Chinquapin Organic Gardens
Chinquapin Organic Gardens is a community garden located in Alexandria, which offers annual rentals to area residents.

Alexandria office of Virginia Cooperative Extension
The Alexandria VCE Site includes information on local educational programs and online guides, including the latest Pest Management Guides.

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia
Master gardeners of Northern Virginia provide plant clinics at several area locations to offer free advice on planting and maintaining plants.

Virginia Native Plant Society
Founded in 1982, the Virginia Native Plant Society is a nonprofit organization of individuals who share an interest in Virginia’s native plants and habitats.

Garden Club of Virginia
Information on the Garden Club of Virginia and ticket information to the annual Historic Garden Week.

The USDA Plants Database
Home page for the USDA Plants database and includes the USDA plant hardiness zone

National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association Site offers a wealth of gardening resources, including news, expert advice, a community forum, regional gardening reports, and its “pest control library” page where you can find out how to identify pests and the various types of control techniques.

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