11 Free Garden Planners and Programs


Better Homes & Gardens


Plan-A-Garden is easy to use because it supports drag and drop. Plus, all the objects you add to the garden are 3D to make it look more realistic than a simple bird’s eye view like some of these planners support.

To help you build your garden, the planner walks you through a wizard. First, just select a background scene from the pre-made templates, like the house you see here. Then, you can drag fences, benches, and arbors into the scene to customize the look. Finally, you get to brush a surface onto your garden, such as a lawn, brick path, stones, tiles, or gravel.

Of course, you’re able to include all sorts of plants to the garden. There are tons of trees, vines, shrubs, bulbs and more that are simple to add via drag and drop. Some of these objects can be filtered by type, size, and light to help find the ones you want.

Your garden can be saved online so you never lose your progress. When completely finished, you’re able to save¬†the image of the garden you’ve made as well as export a list of the plants you’ve included in your garden.

Something I don’t much like about Better Homes and Gardens’ Plan-A-Garden when compared to the other online garden planners from this list is that it’s not as easy to add objects and plants to the garden. You only get one view to see the garden from, so moving objects around on the screen becomes a bit limited.

Note:¬†GardenPuzzle is another garden planner that’s very similar to Plan-A-Garden.

Plan-a-Garden from Better Homes & Gardens

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