Star Gardeners! Jonathan Van Ness, Tori Spelling and More Celebrities Who Have Green Thumbs

From beginners like Millie Bobby Brown and Mindy Kaling to experts in the field(s) like Martha Stewart and Joanna Gaines, here's the dirt on which stars are gardening at home amid the coronavirus pandemic  

Jonathan Van Ness
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Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness
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"Welcome to Gardener's World 🏳️‍🌈," joked the Queer Eye grooming expert, posing shirtless in an oversized straw hat while surrounded by his potted plants. "Hope you're getting some selfcare in this weekend 💗," he added.

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Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling
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The BH90210 star is giving a green thumbs-up to her new herb and vegetable garden at her family home in Hidden Hills, California.

The actress and her five kids have been gardening up a storm after plant food company Manda USA built four raised boxes in their backyard filled with organic broccoli, celery, radishes, kale, green onions, basil and more.

"I'm very excited about this garden and love the idea of growing your own food and practicing sustainability with my family," Spelling said of the new additions.

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Yolanda Hadid

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This new grandma believes that we are what we eat — so she's been chowing down on some fresh, healthy veggies from her Pennsylvania farm.

"Although I usually eat pretty healthy, a lot of the Covid lockdown with my family was spent in the kitchen, enjoying new recipes and lots of comfort foods," the RHOBH alum wrote, "but unfortunately my body is just not set up for that."

She recently underwent a 30 day "cleanse to heal," eating plenty of homegrown fruits and veggies, saying "the energy shift was significant."

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid
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Like mother like daughter! The supermodel and her sister Gigi have been returning to nature during the quarantine, staying with their mom, Yolanda, at her farmhouse.

In addition to crafting, baking, and taking care of their horses, the youngest Hadid sister has also been gardening up a storm — and taking advantage of some photo ops along the way, of course.

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Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman
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Look at those roots! The Olympic gymnast was flexing her gardening skills far before the coronavirus pandemic began, but now she's finding more time to work that green thumb.

In this photo, the gold medalist can be seen transplanting a jalapeño outside after growing it from the seed inside.

"If you look closely you can see a few flowers," she wrote. "After a flower grows a jalapeño comes next. So I will get a lot of jalapeños because more flowers will continue to grow 🌺🌞🌿🌾🌼"

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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The youngest Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is a big fan of butterflies — so it only made sense that a couple of faux-monarchs would be planted in the garden at her home.

This garden is actually located right next to Jenner's daughter Stormi's playhouse, which Jenner's mom, Kris, bought her for Christmas — an exact replica of the one her girls had growing up.

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Millie Bobby Brown


This Stranger Things star has more than just style — she also has a green thumb! The actress shared that she "built a garden," while at home social distancing.

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Shayna Taylor

Shayna Terese Taylor
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"I'll be planted right here in my garden for the remainder of the day 🌱," the pun-happy chef and model — who recently ended her on-and-off relationship with Ryan Seacrest — captioned this Instagram photo.

"In a time where there is so much emotion, stress and anxiety, being outside and being with nature is an amazing way to destress and reground yourself," she wrote of the benefits of gardening during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The "You Should Be Sad" singer turned to gardening during quarantine as a means of maintaining her "emotional balance," and enjoying "moments of simplicity."

"This is one of the many new hobbies I have acquired as the world turns differently," she wrote, noting that she's in the process of building more garden bed boxes. "It is rewarding in ways I could have never imagined."

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Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
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It's no secret that the lifestyle maven has a knack for gardening — something she's been showing off in her new HGTV show, Martha Knows Best, which takes place at her farm in Bedford, New York.

In this Instagram post, she shows off "one lily that has grown in a crazy way" in her garden, which has "forty-five separate flowers" — on one stem!

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling
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"I planted these a few weeks ago, where are my strawberries?!" joked the Mindy Project star, blue watering can in hand.

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Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines
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The Fixer Upper star (who recently announced her hit show will be coming back to TV!) has been spending the summer tending to the many gardens at the family's farmhouse in Waco, Texas.

The five kids she shares with her husband, Chip — Drake, 15, Ella, 13, Duke, 12, Emmie, 10, and Crew, 2 — are always on board to get digging!

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Ina Garten

Ina Garten
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During one week of quarantine, the Barefoot Contessa decided to take a break from her cooking duties to focus solely on tending to her garden.

"Am I the only one who's a little sick of cooking?? I'm taking the week off and working in the garden," she captioned this post. "The weather is amazing and it feels so good to be outside!! This is my vegetable garden and it makes me so happy to watch it grow!"

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