Garden Design Software

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fieldfest

Garden Design Software

Post by fieldfest » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:25 pm

does anyone know the name of a good birds eye view garden design program that has top down view on plants like the pic below?:
or a stock of plant photographs/ .psd files so it can be done in photoshop?
des.jpg
what program do they use to make this ^^

call

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by call » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:05 pm

dunno best ask gogg

GoggleboxUK

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:33 pm

No, I've no idea either but it would be interesting to know.

There are php packs you can buy of plant cutaways but they are ridiculously expensive (I had to pay £100 recently for a single php for a job I was doing) and I doubt there's a pack just for exotics.

Kristen

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by Kristen » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 pm

Does a Punter really want to see an aerial-shot? Its fine as a planting plant, but I would have thought a horizontal/side-on view was more useful, with multiple "shots" at X-Years, Y-Years, etc to show how it will grow.

I use Punch Designer that has that, but I don't personally use it - the range of plants is too small, and they have an American bias that makes them less useful for me. But you can scan in a wallpaper sample and use it to paper the rooms and then make a movie "walking through" the house you have designed ... probably can do for the garden too, I've not tried. Might be possible to scan in some pictures of plants, similarly.

Overall I've found it handy for the things I've messed around with.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:56 pm

I've used software called £D Architect that is great for hard landscaping garden design but the plants they have are generic: 'Tree', 'Bush' and 'flower' type of affair.

Handy if you're planning a huge garden or an exhinition piece though.

fieldfest

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by fieldfest » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:00 pm

downloaded the free trial of this today

http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/landscapedeck.asp

made this, but it only seems to be in B&W, maybe thats a limitation of the trial
garden-plan-2012.jpg

MikeC

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by MikeC » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:57 pm

This looks pretty good for the money.

http://www.ideaspectrum.com/pro_picture_gallery.php

GoggleboxUK

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:20 pm

MikeC wrote:This looks pretty good for the money.

http://www.ideaspectrum.com/pro_picture_gallery.php
I agree, that does look good, nice find Mike

;)

fieldfest

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by fieldfest » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 pm

garden plan.jpg
i got a program, heres my first attempt

its called PRO Landscape, its very good but plants have american names

GoggleboxUK

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:33 pm

Like Bubba abd Kletus?

:lol:

fieldfest

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by fieldfest » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:38 am

chammy is european fan palm
Trachycarpus is windmill palm etc...

sanatic1234

Re: Garden Design Software

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:13 am

Best thing i would say is a pencil and a drawing pad, nice and cheap, Lay out the design and adjust it as you go a long. :-)

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