As the world becomes increasingly more reliant on technology, it is no surprise that even gardeners are finding their smartphones a pivotal part of their toolkit! With new and effective plant identifying apps hitting the market, it is now easier than ever to receive information about plants you love and ones that you are yet to discover — and all of it is at your fingertips!
Plant Identifying Apps

Here is our pick of the best plant identifying apps available for your smartphone or tablet.

  • GardenAnswers Plant Identifier by Team SOA, Inc
  • Available on: Apple iOS and Android
  • Price: FREE

This nifty little app can instantly identify over 20,000 plants, as well as giving you detailed information about them. With revolutionary image recognition technology and an ever-expanding database, the GardenAnswers Plant Identifier app is like having a horticultural expert on hand at all times! It even has a database for pest and diseases, giving you total confidence in the garden.

  • PlantSnapp by SnappTech
  • Available on: Apple iOS and Android
  • Price: FREE

With experts on hand to answer your plant problems, and identify plants for you in real time, PlantSnapp offers expert advice at the tap of a screen! With a database of over 20,000 plants and the opportunity of adding them to a virtual ‘garden’, no knowledge is out of reach. You can also get monthly alerts and reminders of how to take care of the plants in your garden with the help of the ‘virtual garden’ feature!

  • What’s That Flower? By Adrian Benko
  • Available on: Android
  • Price: FREE

Rather than sending a photograph, this app allows you to choose from filtered lists to find the right plant, as well as seeking them by habitat. A great tool for those just wanting to browse plants in different categories, as well as finding a plant that they’ve seen.

  • Plant Finder lite by C.J. Koot
  • Available on: Apple iOS and Android
  • Price: FREE

An app for more experienced gardeners and horticulturalists, the Plant Finder lite app allows you to find plants according to their Latin name, English name, flower colour, flowering time, height and growing location! An excellent tool for those wanting to do a little research prior to investing in new plants!

  • FlowerChecker+ by Thran
  • Available on: Android
  • Price: £0.64

This app allows you to send photographs and details of a plant you have seen to a team of botanists who will identify it for you. You get three free identifications, and have to pay a small fee for any more that you send; the perfect app for a gardener who needs detailed information and doesn’t mind spending a little in the process.

  • Garden Flower Identification – Plant Identifier by Zhang Dan
  • Available on Apple iOS
  • Price: FREE

Take a photo and have your plant instantly identified by a large database! This free app identifies your plants and takes you to the relevant Wikipedia page where you can find out everything you need to know about your plant.

  • Garden King by Apps for Good UK
  • Available on: Android
  • Price: FREE

Created by a team of high school students and developed by Gourmet Pixel, this nifty app has won awards for its usability and subject matter. Take photos of any flower, and the app identifies them immediately using photo recognition to compare your photo against thousands on the web. You are also able to learn more about the plants you identify with info from the RHS, and you can make your own notes about the flowers in your garden.

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Still unable to identify a plant? Send us a photograph and we’ll get one of our experienced nurserymen to have a look. Email your photograph to sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk

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