#Garden Hashtags

What is a #hashtag, when can I use it and and what are good hashtags to use to promote #garden and #gardening related blogs and images on websites and social media like Twitter? Nathan James Dodd answers these questions and more....

Created by Nathan James Dodd on Saturday, 22nd of February, 2014.
Updated on Tuesday, 1st of September, 2015.


Garden and Gardening Related Hashtags

As a garden blogger and a big fan of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for work, I often get asked by colleagues and other gardeners involved in the media, about hashtags and which ones I would recommend using.

The first thing to say to anyone not familiar with them is that a hashtag has nothing to do with gardening. What then is a hashtag?

Useful 'Garden' Related Hashtags

To help you get started I have put together a list of the hashtags I often use. To be honest, to varying degrees of success. However, the purpose of a hashtag is to categorise your content (e.g. blog, picture) and that means you may not always get immediate results.

#garden #gardening #gardens #gardentips #gardendesign #gardenchat #grow #growing #greenfingers #homegrown #veggie #vegetables #fruit #plants #planting #veg #plant #flowers #flower #herbs #gardenornaments #sculpture #outdoor #nature #lawn #furniture #love #heart #spring #spring2014 #springtime #summer #autumn #winter #nature

What is a Hashtag?

Hashtags are any combination of characters led by a hash symbol, for example #garden.

Why use Hashtags?

Hashtags are a good way to classify a picture or text on social media allowing them to be found and/or shared easier. Hashtags can be used when posting pictures to indicate what the picture is or what you wish it to represent. Within a Twitter message or Facebook post they can indicate how you feel, what your doing or something that is happening. The more a hashtag is used the more it will 'Trend' and become important. For example see my blog on UK Storm 2014 Hastags.

Where Can I Use a Hashtag?

Here is a list of some of the social websites on which you can use hashtags:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr

There are plenty more but I have just listed the ones I use.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and the hashtags you use.

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