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?


• 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.


• Keep informed with daily news and be inspired by expert gardener’s 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, finding the newest trends and bringing you must-read features from around the world. Read a daily newsfeed about all aspects of gardening, 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. Follow and read about adventures in the allotment, the life of a professional gardener, and how to create an urban oasis while living in the city.


• 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.


• Identify plants by accessing a comprehensive visual database.
• 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!


• 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.
• Find a beautiful day out for the whole family – all generations can get involved.
• 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!”


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!

What’s New

Version 1.22.1

• Have you tried to identify a plant with Candide yet? The feature just got a face lift! Head to "Knowledge".
• Looking for something to do this weekend? Candide now lists local gardening events near you!
• The Feed has also had a face lift, you can now see comments on a post as well as whether a question has been answered
• We've heard your feedback and reenabled notifications deletion from your notification list - long press to delete notifications
• Who is that? Check out who just dug your post direct from your notifications screen. Tap their profile pic.

Have a suggestion for how we can make Candide better? Let us know in the app by going to Profile > Settings > Contact us, or email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
580 Ratings

580 Ratings

Seagull4a ,

Great tool for gardeners at all levels

Am loving this app. I only downloaded it a few weeks ago but have already learned a lot. Yes, it’s social gardening, but not tacky! It has something for the beginner without excluding the more experienced and vice versa. I am not a great gardener - but I love my garden (and other people’s gardens) and I love photography so it’s a great fit for me!

UPDATE: Still love the app and use it every day. Just wish I could use my iPad in landscape mode with the app. So much easier to type landscape when you have your iPad in a case!

UPDATE: Still love the app but my iPad doesn’t for some reason. It refuses to load any of the images. I have no idea why. It has no trouble with loading images on other apps or websites... ☹️

Timmybee1987 ,


For any gardener, or someone wanting to give gardening a go, i HIGHLY recommend this app. Very similar layout as a popular social media app out there (FB), but all garden orientated. Ive given advice, but also learnt sooo much at the same time. You get to learn so much from the community who are all such friendly people, and the apps catalogue of plants and descriptions along with great details ie, how, when and where to grow certain plants.

If any of the development team see this comment, i would just like to say thank you for creating this app. You have done an amazing job and you all deserve a huge pat on the back. Well done to you all!!

Developer Response ,

Hey Timmybee, thank you so much! I just shared your review with the dev team and you've put a big grin on their faces :)

Thanks for being part of the Candide family!

May all your plants flower for longer than expected,
Sam from Team Candide

Jk's TinyTreehouses ,

Plants, gardening and community.

I am still quite new but passionate to all things green. This app is wonderful. It’s worth a try if you are interested in any aspect of growing. The community is friendly, interaction on the app is second to none. You can post pictures or question what any plant is or care queries and you will get a great answer quickly.

You can post things you have made, the feed back is always good and very constructive. I could write an essay. But I will wrap this up. 5/5.

I Think there is much more to come. But even as this app is, it’s wonderful!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your feedback and welcome to the gardening community! We're so pleased you're enjoying it! :-)


Candide Limited
96.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Candide Limited


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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