How Long Has Plants Map Been Around?

Plants Map was launched in January 2014 and formed as a company in April 2014. We are continually developing and improving the website including navigation menus, social features, and enhanced user friendliness. If you have suggestions or feedback please use the Contact Us form on this page. Thanks for growing with us!

How Much Does Plants Map Cost?

Plants Map profiles for individuals and organizations are free. Start a profile and add your plant collections to our community. Grow connections to others with similar plant and botanical interests. Profiles that add location information will appear on our community map. Plants and Collections also have optional location information that can be made public to […]

Organization Profiles on Plants Map

Plants Map is a new community website that hosts plant collections to connect individuals and organizations based on botanical interests. Plants Map invites all organizations that want to connect with people that are seeking to explore and discover plants, plant collections, and landscapes. Organization profiles are free and are perfect for plant societies, garden clubs, […]

How to Scan QR Codes on Plant Tags and Signs

Updated November 2, 2017 Since Plantsmap.com is a mobile website and not an app, you may need to download a QR code reader from an app store for your smartphone or tablet to scan the tags. Some phones come with a built in QR reader but we recommend the following QR code scanners as they […]

How to create a collection

Collections are a way to organize and create groupings of plants. You can create subcollections within a collection to further sort and organize your plants. You can have 1 plant in more than 1 collection and subcollection. To make a collection choose Add Collection from the Add New button or your Profile Menu. Next Add […]

What Are Accession Codes or Numbers?

We frequently get questions on Plants Map asking about the accession number field when adding a plant.  Accession numbers are a numbering system so that each plant can be inventoried individually. Imagine you planted a Dawn Redwood in 2013 and then you planted another one in 2014 near the first one.  In several years they […]

Individual Profiles on Plants Map

Plants Map is a mobile website that hosts plant collections to connect people and organizations based on their botanical interests. Visitors to Plantsmap.com have open and free access to explore plant libraries and discover botanical collections created by our growing community from any device with website browser access. Profiles are free and do not require a membership or […]

Plant Databases and Scientific Resources for Gardeners

Plants Map is not a scientific plant database, encyclopedia of plants, or plant identification tool. Our goal is to allow individuals and organizations to make their own unique garden showcase and journal of plants. Plants Map is about sharing your notes, stories, experiences, and photos of your plants, gardens, and gardening interests or activities. Each […]

Community Building: Plants Map and GardenChat

Plants Map hosts #gardenchat UPDATE: The Plants Map team hosted #gardenchat on June 30. We asked participants on Twitter to share their favorite plant photos in nine categories that were used to launch a Community Photo Gallery on the #gardenchat Plants Map profile. Check out the photos and “like” your favorites! Here’s the original blog post announcing […]

What is the best plant label, sign or ID tag?

As avid gardeners, Tracy and I have searched online for ‘best plant signs’ or ‘best plant labels’ and best ‘everything’ as it related to making plant identification signs for our garden plants and trees. We’ve been researching how to label our plants and trees for years! I bet you’ve search for this once or twice yourself! […]