Gardens and Plants

Gardens and Plants

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.02
  • Total Downloads:
    57,518
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Small photos, basic plant finder, no lists & offers); $13.80 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    70.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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With so many different species of plants, flowers, and vegetables, it can be difficult arranging your garden each year. Gardens and Plants offers an unparalleled database for keeping your garden organized in the soil and on the computer. This comprehensive program isn't for the casual, weekend gardener who likes to plant a few tomatoes each year. Instead, it's geared toward the professional gardener who needs to do more than look up plants.

This program has a fairly simple layout that helps users explore the complex plant world. With a generous screen and a row of icons down the left hand side, users should have no trouble navigating the program. The icons represent Plants, Searches, Companies, and a Calendar. The Plants section has thousands of entries organized alphabetically. Double-clicking on any plant brings up a wealth of information, including its Latin name, the best times to plant, and what soil is best. The Search function helps users wade through the numerous entries to find the information you need, although you will have to know the common or scientific name of the plant. This download really helps business owners stay organized, too. For anyone involved in the sale of plants, Gardens and Plants has a contact management option for storing company information, and a calendar for tracking events and meetings.

Gardens and Plants has an overwhelming amount of information, and while it may be difficult to track down a plant you don't have a name for, it is a highly informative download. We recommend it for anyone in the plant and garden industry.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"SHIM ERRORS FOR .NET FRAMEWORK... WON'T INSTALL"

January 03, 2014  |  By RedWillow1

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

It looks just like something I might use.

Cons

When the app wouldn't install I went to the publisher's site. But when I clicked on Contact Us I got a runtime error!

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1 stars

"Seems Like A "Hobbyist" Developer Application"

February 23, 2012  |  By DudeRawks

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

Downloading was a breeze (tongue in cheek)

Cons

Program does not run at all after installation despite having to go to the java website and downloading the most recent version of java. Just gives an unhelpful error message; no read me or any kind of trouble shooting info is included.

Summary

Guess I'll just create my own front end.

Updated on Feb 23, 2012

Don't know what to make of it at all.

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1 stars

"Receive runtime error despite upgrading to latest java."

May 24, 2011  |  By sandeeb

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

None. Unable to open or run.

Cons

unable to run due to "runtime error"

Summary

Have been unable to open/use.

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4 stars

"very hansome and usefull"

November 17, 2008  |  By bertinuso

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

Must be the most complete in his kind and therby handy to use

Cons

Some subjects could be treate a bit more completely like f.i. pruning and a extensive chapter on garden pets (like a turtle) would be welcome

Summary

Very hansome and promising

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3 stars

"This program is not exactly what I thought it was."

November 15, 2008  |  By cree_hummingbird

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

The plant information is good, with good descriptions of the plants.

Cons

This program isn't exactly what I thought it was. I was looking more for a program that would help me DESIGN a garden more than the plants to go into it.

Summary

I found the program easy and informative, but not exactly what I was looking for. I was really wanting a program that would help me DESIGN a garden. The plant photos and descriptions were an excellent souce as far as choosing plant material though.

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3 stars

"A lot of plants, and good information"

November 10, 2008  |  By Ron Clawson

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Pictures won't enlarge.

Summary

It is useful but needs some improvements.

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3 stars

"It was ok, not great."

November 03, 2008  |  By Al Zein

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

The information was somewhat useful

Cons

removed it after trying it for just a few days.

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4 stars

"Excellent tool to learn"

October 27, 2008  |  By Jose Arronte Arce

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

I'm a received very useful information for me and collegues. Easy to use

Cons

Unable to enlarge picture

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2 stars

"helpful and informative"

October 26, 2008  |  By somu21010

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

large collection of plants

Cons

pictures cannot be enlarged to recognise the plants

Summary

nice and useful software but requires picture enlargement facility.

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3 stars

"points you in the right direction"

October 26, 2008  |  By dotlawrencehanks

 |  Version: Gardens and Plants 6.02

Pros

technical information excellent

Cons

pictures not clear enough, unable to enlarge.

Summary

Very useful but unhelpful, the page function loses pictures on the overlap.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.02
Version 6.02 adds more than 200 photos and 100 plants.
General
Publisher Natura-Media
Publisher web site http://www.gardensandplants.com
Release Date July 23, 2008
Date Added July 23, 2008
Version 6.02
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 70.66MB
File Name gardensandplants_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 57,518
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Small photos, basic plant finder, no lists & offers
Price $13.8

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