Garden design software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jaseman, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. jaseman macrumors newbie

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    I have recently bought a MacBook and my parents have asked me if I could draw up some design ideas for their garden.

    Does anyone know of any software for the mac where I could sketch up a scale drawing and layouts for a garden design. I only want a relatively cheap app as it is only for home use, not commercial.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mass Hysteria macrumors regular

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    errrrrrrr dont bother

    I used Geoff Hamiltons garden designer which was for PC but free in the library!

    after using it, I realised that it would have been quicker and easier using a book, pen and paper (which I have done since) cos it took ages, and the results were . . . . . mmmmmmm . . . ok.

    Just look for stuff you like in a good book, and apply it to your plot . . .

    sorry its not printoutable. . . just so much easier!!
     
  3. jaseman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about OmniGraffle, I have heard it is supposed to be a good diagramming tool for the Mac. Does that have any templates for laying out a garden design, or am I really best with simple pen and paper?
     
  4. theBB macrumors 68020

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  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    OmniGraffle is for flowcharts and the like. There is no garden-plug-in, as far as I can see in it (v4, NON-Pro).
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    There is an Omnigraffle gardening tool - it's not wildly detailed, so there's no specific plants, but certainly allows you to lay out paths, decking, ponds etc

    http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnigraffle/extras/

    about halfway down the page.

    You could download the trial version of Omnigraffle and the Gardening stencil to see how it suits before you fork out for it
     

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