Since 2003, is a welcoming community for gardeners of all skill levels, providing practical information and a neighborly place to gather- whether you’re a rookie or an old hand.  We strive to provide helpful advice and tips through our articles, and to cultivate a friendly and supportive community of gardeners helping gardeners on our forum. We are the original friendly gardening community.

Helpful Gardener has been helping gardeners learn, connect, and grow since 2003. We were honored to receive the BusinessWeek Best of the Web Award in 2008, in recognition for the unparalleled friendliness of our gardening community and the depth and high quality of our articles.

The Helpful Gardener is family project based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Jennifer, the Helpful Gardener editor, comes from a long line of avid gardeners, and Roger, the forum and website administrator, keeps the site up and running.

Our community of forum moderators and contributing writers are experienced gardeners from across the country and around the globe.

If you would like to join our gardening forum, please visit here.