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Top 10 Celebrities Who Are Avid Gardeners

The idea of celebrities and gardening does not exactly go hand in hand. But these days, with the wave of organic living that is sweeping not only Hollywood, but the entire world, a large group of cele

The idea of celebrities and gardening does not exactly go hand in hand. But these days, with the wave of organic living that is sweeping not only Hollywood, but the entire world, a large group of celebrities have jumped on the gardening band wagon. Celebrity gardens come in many shapes and a variety of sizes. Some gardens are vibrantly colored with flowers and bushes, while others are simply designed for growing rows of vegetables. What’s more, the sizes of celebrity gardens range from small vegetable containers to several expansive acres of lush vegetation.

Whether celebrities are growing wildflowers or cabbage, one thing that remains true is that celebrities are using organic methods to maintain and grow their gardens. They are keeping their vegetables, fruits, and flowers free of pesticides and chemicals and instead using natural horticulture methods. And they’re turning to organic gardening for good reasons. Some are aspiring to bring awareness to the poor diets of children in America, while others are striving to create a fun and educational family experience with their children and loved ones. Whatever their reason for finding their green thumb, these 10 celebrities have caught the gardening bug.

10 Julia Roberts

9 Nicole Farhi

8 Jake Gyllenhaal

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7 Savannah Miller

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6 Sienna Miller

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5 Prince Charles

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4 Nicole Kidman

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3 Suzanne Somers

2 Oprah Winfrey

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has taken gardening to the next level. In between running O The Oprah Magazine and The Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah found the time to turn 16 acres of her Maui estate into a fully functional garden. She currently grows 100 species of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. But she’s not gardening as just a hobby. She’s growing enough food to feed the small island. According to The Color Purple star, “About 90% of the food on the island is flown or shipped in from outside, which makes it very expensive to buy – not to mention the carbon footprint involved in getting it here. We realized if we could grow delicious food ourselves, we could share it.” And that’s just what Oprah’s doing.

1 Martha Stewart

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Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart may be the most accomplished celebrity gardener. From her books, videos, and websites dedicated to teaching others about home living, Stewart has made a living creating and maintaining a variety of gardens. And she makes good use of her knowledge. At her Cantitoe Corners home in New York, Martha Stewart has created a fully functional vegetable garden. The 90 by 150 foot garden is encased by a seven foot tall metal fence to keep large and small animals away. Within the metal fence are vegetables ranging from kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, pumpkins, onions, several varieties of lettuce, and potatoes. Being the queen of tips and tricks gives Martha a gardening advantage. She utilizes salt hay for mulching because it minimizes weeds and retains moisture, mustard greens are planted alongside kale, cabbage, and broccoli to trap flea beetles, and patches of hay are placed below pumpkins to prevent early rotting and bruising during growth.

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