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Planning a garden on paper or using today's gardening software can be fun when you're trapped inside on a winter day.  Here is a list of some of today's popular "instant garden" software.

Remember:  space your plants well to prevent the all-too-common problem of overcrowding a few years from now.

Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'

Make It Grow 


Price US $39.95
Software requirements MAC 7.5
Hardware requirements 6 MB RAM, 256 colors
Description Garden layout package with approximately 200 common garden plants.  Visualize your garden.
Web site Make It Grow
Author John Spicer
Location unavailable
Demo downloadable evaluation version 

3D Garden Composer


Price US$ 23.95
Software requirements Windows 95/98/NT
Hardware requirements 32MB RAM, 4MB disk space, 16 color
Description Garden design software and plant encylopedia of 6000 plants and 10,000 images.  Features 3D walkthroughs and 70 landscape and garden plans.
Web site DiComp
Company DiComp, Inc.
Location Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Demo not available

Grow It Gold


Price AU$ 175.00
US$ 110.00
UK� 80.00
Software requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Hardware requirements 64 MB RAM, 30 MB disk
Description Landscape planning, diary, use your own house photos to start with, magazine of 24 famous gardens, point of sale module.  100,000 plant records with 4000 photos.
Web site Innovative Thinking Software
Company Innovative Thinking Software
Location Springwood, NSW, Australia
Demo Demo slide-show available for download via Internet

Garden with Insight 


Price General Public License
Software requirements Windows 95/98/NT
Hardware requirements not available
Description Garden simulator using weather, soil and plant growth models to simulate a simple garden for learning about nutrient cycling, soil porosity, photosynthesis, and plant competition for nutrients and water.
Web site Kurtz-Fernhout Software
Company Kurtz-Fernhout Software
Location Chappaqua, NY, USA
Demo free download available via Internet

Garden Manager Professional


Price US $15.00
Software requirements Windows 95/98
Hardware requirements not available
Description Vegetable garden layout, shopping list, calendar, and seed sorter.
Web site Garden Manager Professional
Author Jonathan Maier
Location not available
Demo download shareware version



Price US$ 32.95
Software requirements MAC 7.0.1
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
Hardware requirements 4 MB RAM, 15 Mb disk space
Description Using USDA Zones, backgrounds, plot shape, and suitable plants prepares a garden simulation.
Web site FlowerScape
Company FLOWERScape/Voudette, Inc.
Location not available
Demo not available

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Go ahead and check it out.  Feature for feature, The Compleat Botanica gives you more of what you want.  No other plant software gives you so much at such an affordable price.

The software products and descriptions on this page are provided for comparison and informational purposes only.  Crescent Bloom does not recommend any of these products, other than The Compleat Botanica, nor does it endorse the companies which offer them.

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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