Candide is an app for everyone interested in plants. Gardeners of all abilities can find inspiration and knowledge in one easy to use platform. Join a growing community that love nurturing plants and flowers, sharing tips, answering questions, and giving love to gardens. Identify a plant in seconds using Plant ID.
What will you find in the app?
A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY
• Access gardening tips, advice, and inspiration from our community of knowledgeable gardeners.
• Post a question and get an answer! Share your gardening and growing progress.
• Grow connections with like-minded people and become an expert gardener.
• Chat directly with gardening gurus from some of the top gardens in the country.
DISCOVER: OUR FREE GARDENING MAGAZINE
• Keep informed with daily news and be inspired by expert gardeners' articles.
• The Candide Herald delivers the latest in gardening news. Our journalists are out and about at shows and events, talking to growers and gardeners to bring you the best of the gardening world, from global issues to local information.
• Sit back after a day in the garden with our weekend reads written by experts and members of the community. Read about adventures in the allotment, the life of a professional gardener, and how to create an urban oasis while living in the city.
PLANT ID: IDENTIFY THAT PLANT
• Wondering what that plant is? Easy! Take a photo to get your plant identified with Plant ID.
• Share your plant matches with the community, ask for tips and gardening advice.
A KNOWLEDGE BASE
• Identify plants in seconds by taking a photo.
• Search for plant care guides, and learn what might be suitable for your home and garden.
• Watch video guides and tutorials to expand your gardening skills.
• Research pests and diseases, and identify how to solve botanical problems.
• View collections and categories of plants; from houseplants, herbs, and bulbs, to annual bedding – Candide covers everything!
• Save groups of plants you want to buy or own; create a wishlist to take shopping with full botanical names and photos, so you know what to find!
GARDENS, NURSERIES AND AUDIO TOURS
• Find interesting gardens, nurseries, and garden centres wherever you are.
• Discover places you didn’t even know existed! Find opening times, addresses, website details, and phone numbers in an easy to use map.
• Listen to garden audio tours with commentary from the owners, curators, and gardeners at the best public gardens. Cambridge University Botanical Garden, Babylonstoren, Bishops Palace and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens are some of our favourites.
• Going on holiday or want inspiration for a day out? This feature ensures you never miss a beautiful garden again, from National Trust properties and historic houses with gardens to the not so well-known hidden gems.
• Listen to the rich history and stories behind the gardens you visit. Garden audio tours create an easily accessible legacy of design and inspiration.
• Candide links gardens, garden centres, and growers to the community.
• Easy to use, practical, and very handy!
“Since having the app, I have already discovered three garden centres local to me that I had no idea even existed!”
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
We Love Gardens is a monthly photography competition. Choose your category, post your best garden photos with #welovegardens and cross your fingers!
The winners of every category will get a high-quality canvas of their winning photo, a selection of seasonal seeds to grow or share, and tickets for local gardens.
We passionately believe that gardening cultivates well-being for the mind and soul. Candide encourages everyone to reconnect with their gardens; we aspire to make gardening knowledge and expertise more accessible, and for everyone to experience the joy that comes from being surrounded by plants.
Get answers, inspiration, and share your progress. Now dig in!