Garden Answers is the revolutionary plant identification app that instantly identifies over 20,000 plants and gives you accurate and detailed information about it.

Have you ever wanted to easily identify a flower or plant? Now you can with my Garden Answers Plant Identification app. Just snap a picture, tap submit and instantly you will get the accurate identity of the plant and detailed information about it by garden and horticulture experts! Our advanced image recognition technology can instantly identify over 20,000 plants.

And if you're concerned about a plant disease or insect infestation, you can use the keyword search feature within Garden Answers. It contains answers to over 200,000 commonly asked plant questions.

- Simple interface that is point-and-click easy to use.
- Identify almost any plant within seconds.
- Keyword searchable database to find even more information about a plant.
- Save your favorite matches under the Favorites tab.
- One universal download for iPhone and iPad.

Since its launch in April of 2013, the Garden Answers app has become the #1 downloaded gardening app in the App store. This release has major improvements and updates that makes it even easier to use and gives you more accurate answers.

New in Version 1.3
No more waiting for answers! Instant answers to your garden questions thanks to our new plant recognition technology.

What’s New

Version 1.3.40

Refreshed the UI.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Timc266 ,

Trained help

I echo the reviews of others that like the fact that trained botanists will review the photos submitted to give more definite answers than what simple picture comparisons may provide. I was quite happy with my answer provided, however it does cost $2 to receive such an answer.

I was able to identify other plants rather easily by comparing pictures submitted of known plants to mine. There was one though I needed expert help with and the answer was prompt as promised. I think it's worth the occasional $2 for such help. The only disappointing aspect of such help was that the specific species could not be identified given the variations endemic to my region. The answer provided was still much more than I could have done on my own however. They were able to identify the genus which was more than I was able to do.

4 stars out of 5 for the prompt reply from the expert at a reasonable price but not 5 since the species could not be identified.

ThreeTzuMama ,

Botanist HELP - YAY!

This app on its own was not able to help me identify a very fragrant shrub from my front yard. What it DID do for me, however, was put me in touch with a knowledgeable individual whom I was told in advance was a Botanist, who very promptly responded (on a SUNDAY) to my submitted photos (I sent five - one of entire plant, a closer shot of a 1 foot section, and three close ups of leaf, blossoms and blossoms and leaves together) via email with my answer. They nailed it. (Pittosporum Tobira - Mock Orange!) In addition to the identification came practical information regarding the origin/care/watering/sun/pruning/pests of my plant. The app is free. The answers? $1.99 USD, which, for the prompt, accurate information plus the bonus info included was not unreasonable, I feel. If you are seriously seeking an answer to your gardening puzzle, this app may just be your best friend because if you're diligent you will get your answer. If you can't locate it on your own within the app you still have recourse to get your answer via a trained professional. VERY pleased, indeed.

revNickname41 ,

Unsolicited iOS notifications

This app is one of those apps on the App Store that occasionally tugs on your shirt begging for attention by using iOS notifications just to try to get you to use it. This is a reference app. I use it when I need it. I don’t appreciate these nags. I realize I can disable notifications... but then I don’t get notified when a match is found, and I think unsolicited nags is an abuse of the notification system anyways. To some people these notifications might not be an annoyance, and I recognize that. It would be nice if we could customize what types of notifications we get. This way everyone can be happy.

Other than that annoyance I think the app does a good job at doing what it says it can do.

App Privacy

The developer, Gardens Alive, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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