In just a few minutes, you can design your dream garden on your home computer. See how plants, structures, and paths will look before you install them.

Plan-A-Garden lets you create design plans for anything from a patio container garden to a welcoming front walk to your whole yard. Use your mouse to "drag-and-drop" hundreds of different plants to see how their colors and shapes work together. Add in dozens of structures like sheds, fences, gates, and even fountains and fire pits. You can play around with fun elements like garden gnomes, basketball hoops, and swing sets, too. It's easy to experiment with pathways and lawn areas around all of these features. Let us help you build your dream garden!

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Design Your Garden

The app fits every home situation. Select from a number of different settings, including entryways, front porches, back patios, and even backyard ponds. There are different housing types, too, ranging from urban, rural, and everything in between. Not seeing what you are looking for? You can upload your own photo to play with.

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Visualize Before You Plant

With more than 1,000 plants to choose from, the landscaping possibilities in our Plan-A-Garden app are practically endless. You can experiment with trees, shrubs, perennials, and more for your landscape, which you can filter by type, size, and sunlight needs. A search bar makes it easy to pinpoint a specific plant you might be looking for.

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Provide Structure

For some, a landscape is not complete without a few accent structures and focal points. In the Structures tab of the Plan-A-Garden app, add in sheds, gazebos, and gates to customize your space. You'll also find different styles of containers, benches, lighting, and other accessories to suit your style.

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Get the Full Effect

Enhance your beautiful landscape with a little texture. Try comparing a red brick patio with one made from paving stones, or see how a wooden deck would look instead with a few clicks of your mouse.

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Comments (5)

Better Homes & Gardens Member
March 15, 2022
Vicious circle of "Try the app" and then "you already have an account". Your site won't let you download the app which is kind of useless
Better Homes & Gardens Member
March 15, 2022
not pulling up
Better Homes & Gardens Member
February 21, 2021
Actually I did not find this useful at all, couldn't really do anything with it. And it said on one screen available on the full program but no where does it say where to access it.
Better Homes & Gardens Member
December 11, 2020
Love the idea, however I think it would be better if we could add what town we live in. This way you (as the professional) could better assist the options for local plants.
Better Homes & Gardens Member
February 23, 2020
I like how you can see what your yard will look like. I wish you could change the angle of structures by rotating them 90 degrees. I also wish you could see the view from above as well.