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Garden Planner

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Average User Rating:
out of 26 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial, watermark on printouts); $24.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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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3 stars

"Decent for home users ; not capable of heavy lifting"

April 10, 2012  |  By jtellerelsberg

 |  Version: Garden Planner


Reasonably simple to use


Can't quite do enough for more than basic landscape design


This is a fine program for home users who want to fiddle around with landscaping ideas for their yards. However, it doesn't have enough bells and whistles to handle more serious efforts. For larger scale--up to and including professional--design efforts (larger scale either in terms of greater number of details within a small unit of land or in terms of larger area of land being designed), I recommend Realtime Landscape Architect.

Updated on Apr 10, 2012

One thing I forgot to mention is that this program was developed in Australia and assumes garden styles and plant species that are typical of that climate. For someone like myself in New England (USA), using it involves a bit of compromise and work-around for those reasons.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version features bug fixes and new objects.
Publisher Artifact Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.smallblueprinter.com/garden/
Release Date April 09, 2012
Date Added April 08, 2012
Category Home Software
Subcategory Landscape Design Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.14MB
File Name gardenplannersetup.exe
Total Downloads 273,270
Downloads Last Week 249
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial, watermark on printouts
Price $24

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