About this site

Fedi.Garden is a small curated selection of Fediverse servers which have promised to meet certain standards of reliability and responsible moderation. To be listed, the servers must:

  • Actively moderate against racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia
  • Take daily backups
  • Have at least one other person with emergency access to the server’s administration
  • Promise to give 3 months warning if they intend to close the server (so that members have time to transfer their account to another server ⧉)

These match the terms of the Mastodon Covenant ⧉ which the official Mastodon site uses. In addition, servers listed on Fedi.Garden must also:

  • Have fewer than 50,000 registered users
  • Be open for public registrations, either directly or through sign-up requests

Note that servers listed on this site don’t have to be Mastodon servers, they can be other kinds of Fediverse servers instead.

Alternative server lists

Fedi.Garden is manually curated, and is a small selection of hand-picked servers which have promised to fulfil the above requirements. You can find other people’s curated server lists at joinmastodon.org ⧉, pixelfed.org ⧉ and mastodonserver.ca ⧉

If you want much larger non-curated server lists have a look at FediDB.org ⧉, the-federation.info ⧉, instances.social ⧉, fediverse.to ⧉ and others. As they are non-curated lists, these sites may sometimes link to servers that are unreliable and/or unsafe.

My other sites

As well as fedi.garden I also run fedi.tips ⧉, fedi.directory ⧉, growyourown.services ⧉ and fedi.video ⧉

Contacting me

You can follow me on the Fediverse at @FediGarden@social.growyourown.services ⧉ and the same account can also be followed through RSS ⧉.

You can email me at email@fedi.garden


The fonts used on this site are Kaph by GGBot ⧉ and Hind Semibold by Indian Type Foundry ⧉, both under the SIL Open Font Licence. Fonts are hosted locally for maximum privacy.


Fedi.Garden has no connection whatsoever to the Mastodon app Fedigardens ⧉. The similar names are purely coincidental. Do check them out though, they seem to make a nice app!