This is the year to tackle your yard, making it a beautiful space to play, relax, and entertain with garden plans and design ideas. We have the essential tools you need in our Garden Plan Finder and selection of garden plans. Start by letting us do the garden planning work; take our short Garden Plan Finder quiz. All you have to know is the size of your space, how much sun and moisture your landscape gets, and a few other simple garden conditions that might affect your yard, such as concerns about deer. You'll get detailed plant lists and a plan, as well as an illustration of the garden when it's full-grown. It just takes a trip to your local nursery (or a click to the BHG Garden Store) to acquire all the plants you need for your garden plan. If you know your conditions and are simply looking for inspiring garden plans and design ideas, try one of our nearly 40 free plans. For shade, we have 18 selections that will supply your yard with color and texture. If your yard is sunny, check out our 21 summer garden plans that will have you relishing the blooms and beauty outside your own door. We also have garden plans for vegetable spaces, cottage gardens, small-space gardening, and no-fuss areas.
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Annual Raised-Bed Garden Plan
A raised bed garden plan filled with robust, long-blooming annuals is easy to plant and care for.
Butterfly Garden Plan
Beautiful butterflies will flock to your garden when you plant the flowers they love with this garden plan.
Easy Front Yard Garden Plan
A front yard garden plan has Victorian-style charm: flowers, fencing, and more!
Foolproof Foundation Garden Plan
Transform your home’s foundation with a colorful combination of plants in this garden plan.
Easy Street-Side Garden Plan
Get attractive curbside color with this easy-to-plant garden plan. See how!
Colorful Mailbox Garden Plan
The area around your mailbox can be a colorful garden. See our easy garden plan and design ideas.
All-American Vegetable Garden Plan
Grow your favorites! There is nothing more satisfying than growing fresh, healthful vegetables.
Inspired by Italy Vegetable Garden Plan
If you love Italian cuisine, this garden plan is for you. Grow veggies for sauces, pizzas, and more.
Small-Space Vegetable Garden Plan
You don’t need a large space to grow a bountiful vegetables garden. See what you can do in a small space with this...
Garden Plans with Heirloom Plants
Exuberant old-fashioned flowers add romance, fragrance, and flowers for cutting in this garden plan.
Formal Small-Space Garden Plan
A formal, circular garden plan is edged with boxwood and filled with flowers. So easy, so beautiful.
Romantic Arbor Garden Plan
Enhance your entryway with a garden plan for this romantic arbor. Download our easy planting ideas.