For many people, gardening is much more than a hobby—it’s a passion. If you are an avid gardener, you may be surprised to discover that many famous people share your desire to create the perfect garden space. Here are five notable celebrities who put just as much fervor into gardening as they put into acting.
Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t just garden for enjoyment, but for a good cause as well. In 2011, he participated in a program designed to teach children how to improve their health by growing and eating their own food. The program, referred to as the Edible Schoolyard, Project, gave Gyllenhaal the chance to showcase and share his love of gardening with others.
In addition to winning the hearts of thousands through her work in film, Julia Roberts also wins the hearts of gardeners by proudly feeding her family nutrient-rich foods straight from her organic garden. She also educates her children on healthy eating and regularly rejuvenates her soil with compost from kitchen leftovers.
It seems there is nothing Oprah Winfrey can’t do, including organic gardening on a massive scale. Each week, her impressive garden in Maui produces more than a hundred pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. While she enjoys as much of her garden’s yield as she can, she also shares her harvest with the community and helps to improve the health of the islanders.
Any celebrity gardener list would be incomplete without mentioning Martha Stewart. She has built a successful empire on her love of cooking and gardening, and gardeners everywhere love her helpful garden improvement tips.
When it comes to being completely passionate about gardening, no one can outdo Prince Charles. He lovingly saves and restores old estate gardens and adamantly raises awareness of the benefits of an organic lifestyle.
If you want to improve your gardening techniques, take a lesson from these passionate celebrities. They prove by example that an organic lifestyle is a worthy goal for everyone, no matter their status.