Garden design software

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

  1. jaseman macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2006
    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

    Jan 31, 2005
    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

    Jan 28, 2006
    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


    Jan 3, 2006
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    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


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    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

    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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