Best Free Garden Design App

Have looked at a few Apps on the Internet but none really appeal -Any ideas?

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I've not found any free ones that were any use unfortunately.

  • biofreakbiofreak Posts: 713

    What about Paid For ones?

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,081

    As stated by Clarinton there are no really useful free garden design software. I personally use and recommend a reasonably priced one: Garden  Planner. See http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/a-garden-plan-created-with-garden-planner/ 

    Why do people insist on getting a piece of software for free? Would you dream of getting plants, tools,etc for free at your  garden centre? image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,145

    I signed up for Sutton's vegetable planner when I was designing my potager.  Doesn't cost much and you get a design tool plus regular tips by email.   Some of these have been quite useful but the software itself can't cope with my 29m x 25m plot on screen or printing out all at once as allotments and veggie plots are usually smaller.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,584
    Papi Jo says:

    Why do people insist on getting a piece of software for free? Would you dream of getting plants, tools,etc for free at your  garden centre? image

    See original post

     Because we'd rather spend the money on plants.  There is so much very good, free software out there for many applications it would be daft not to ask if there is anything out there for garden design.  Sadly the answer does seem to be 'No'.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,203

    Maybe I'm just an old cynic? ( as if ? ) but why do some folk expect stuff that's really good to be given away for free?

    Surely if it's any good, the person / people who spent time effort and money on it  will want a return on that investment?

    Am I missing something?

    Devon.
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    There's usually a trial at least for free on most apps, not sure whether they apply to the gardening ones or not, to ensure you are happy/able to operate them before making the purchase. Are you after PC software or a Phone app? 

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  • SlumSlum Posts: 266
    Hostafan1 says:

    Maybe I'm just an old cynic? ( as if ? ) but why do some folk expect stuff that's really good to be given away for free?

    Surely if it's any good, the person / people who spent time effort and money on it  will want a return on that investment?

    Am I missing something?

    See original post

     Maybe missing the freemium business model. I'm not saying it would work for garden design software but it is the reason why much high quality software is offered free.

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