Garden Planner

Garden Planner

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    263,322
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial, watermark on printouts); $19.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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Despite a few omissions, this program still stands as a handy tool for anyone who plans a garden or landscape from the ground up. The bright, welcoming interface is a snap to understand, and, though you won't find a step-by-step wizard, the animated introduction quickly brings you up to speed.

Operating the program is equally painless. You simply drag and drop shrubs, trees, flowers, buildings, paving, and ponds into a large grid and lay them out as you like. You can change the foliage color and zoom in or out on your garden. However, we wish the program included several templates for houses so you could spatially arrange the garden around it. We also would like the developer to give us a few sample garden layouts.

Still, we think Garden Planner can be useful for a number of folks, whether they're new home owners, landscape architects, or just gardening enthusiasts.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Ditto Worthless above."

September 12, 2010  |  By dennphill

 |  Version: Garden Planner 2.5

Pros

Well, the d/l was a trial version, so price was right...until I decided I'd wasted - totally - the past 2+ hours. (Trying to think of any more pros....guess I can't.)

Cons

Couldn't print the whole plan on a page - couldn't scale the output. Trying to copy an entry (re-sized tree, for example, with associated label got me the default - original - entry which needed re-sizing all over again. Very not-user-friendly.

Summary

I'm still looking for a garden planner... (Oh, the warning that there is to be a watermark over the printed output - this being a trial version and all - is laughable.) I could never print a page that had the whole basic plan I'd created...all I got was the top left side on the first page...and no subsequent pages with the remainder of the plan. And the "watermark" on it (well, from my inkjet) was BOLD BLACK LETTERS "TRIAL VERSION" 3/4" high X 6" long printed diagonally across the page, with the warning, "visit www.smallblueprinter.com/garden/ to buy the full version and get rid of this ugly watermark and get unlimited use of garden planner" I think not. And I was just looking for a plain-jane 2D garden program. This is a poorly thought out program not ready for prime time.

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1 stars

"Worthless!"

August 04, 2010  |  By feastman

 |  Version: Garden Planner 2.5

Pros

I can't find a pro.

Cons

Everything!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 has added new interface elements and a whole bunch of minor improvements and fixes.
General
Publisher Artifact Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.smallblueprinter.com/garden/
Release Date July 10, 2010
Date Added July 10, 2010
Version 2.5
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Landscape Design Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23MB
File Name gardenplannersetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 263,322
Downloads Last Week 258
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial, watermark on printouts
Price $19.95

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