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8 Free Garden and Landscape Design Software

Having a beautiful garden is an asset for any home but most home owners are not able to plan their gardens the right way. In case you are one such home owner, you never need to worry because it is not a difficult task to find free garden design software online (See also vegetable garden planner). These landscape designing software could help planning a garden of any size located in any terrain. Since many of them come free of charge, you never need to spend any money to use a garden design tool of this type either. The following are some of the best 10 Free Garden and Landscape design software of the sort you could find on the internet.

Garden and Landscape Design Software

1- Realtime Landscaping Pro

This is a professional landscaping program that comes to you as a free download and it offers you a good piece of backyard design software as well. Since it uses 3D design your designs will look as if they are real pictures of existing gardens. As a result, you could plan and landscape your garden in a professional manner with it.

Realtime Landscaping Pro

2– SmartDraw

Irrespective of whether you are a novice to garden planning or an experienced one, SmartDraw allows you to create your own garden designs with elegant ease. In addition to gardens, you also could design patios and decks with it. It is able to add barbecues and grills, foot paths, umbrellas, picnic tables, fountains and a number of other fixtures into your garden as well. Though it is not an online garden design software, once downloaded it will allow you to do many things related to garden design.


3- Garden Visualizer

This software program will allow you to put all your garden design ideas on a beautiful 3D design and visualize it in order to help you edit it and achieve the best suited plan for your garden. Being able to add your home also within the design is a special feature you will find in this beautiful software.

garden visualizer

4– Plan-a Garden

‘Plan-a-Garden’ is a beautiful free landscape design tool which is also easy to use. There are buildings and shrubs as well as trees that could be dragged and dropped into the picture in order to plan your dream home garden. It could design any small garden the same way you do a large one with it. You could make many plans and save them in order to show them to your family members. Later you could edit them in case you want to do so.

plan a garden

5– Garden Planner

This is an online landscape design tool which could be used without downloading the software. However, if you want to save your plans it is necessary for you to download the free software. Once you download it, using it will be similar to using any other tool used for garden design.

Garden Planner

6– Showoff Virtual Designer

In case you want to use a diy landscape design tool, Showoff Virtual Designer is the tool you must select. It allows you to upload a digital photograph of your own garden and add the necessary plants, pots, foot paths and walls onto it in order to design your dream garden out of it. You could change your design until you find the best suited one. This software not only allows you to plan your garden but also it lets you save it and even share it with others.

 Showoff Virtual Designer


7- My Gardena

‘My gardena’ is a professional landscape design software program that allows you add your deck, patio, fence water and so many features. You could design your garden easily with this 3d tool. At the same time you have the option to see example gardens using real time walk though in 3d technology. Once you do the planning the shopping list of yours also could be printed using the same software.

My Gardena

8- Realtime Landscaping Architect

Though it is necessary to purchase this software program that enables you to design your landscape you also will be able to use the trial version free. It is a good piece of software that could be used to design your garden. There is no need to have any previous knowledge on CAD either to use it.

Realtime Landscaping architect

Since there are eight different landscaping software programs in the list, you have ample opportunity to choose the one you prefer and design your garden to add a better environment to your home.

13 Responses

  1. Sugiantoro
    Sugiantoro at |

    I am from Indonesia, on the island of Borneo. I was a former forest area displaced by coal mining. The population is very rich, but have not thought about the beauty of the environment. I really wish someday my area has a beautiful landscape, beautiful and soothing. For that I promote through my blog:, try to remind others that the future of the environment should be prepared from now on. Development should be oriented towards the beauty and environmental sustainability. To describe it all, I need a good landscaping software, for example Realtime Landscaping Architect. Unfortunately it is too expensive fir me. I would be very grateful if I could get it for free.

  2. Granite Setts
    Granite Setts at |

    What is the price of each software?

  3. Tyler Slade
    Tyler Slade at |

    In this day use of technology is must.All the things are being based on software basis.In this article you had given such a great free 10 landscape design software tool that might be useful for all of the people.Will surely be using from them.Thanks for the Article.!

  4. Shar
    Shar at |

    I will certainly try them. Thanks!

  5. Handy Dee
    Handy Dee at |

    Great list of garden design software. It would be great to see one that offers multiple views and accurate measurements too.

  6. bpk
    bpk at |

    Really, I am impressed

  7. Keith Dunwoody
    Keith Dunwoody at |

    Thank you so much for posting these. It made it a snap to have them in one place. Can’t wait to get started building my slice of paradise!

  8. Arnulfo
    Arnulfo at |

    I am happy to find this. This is going to play a crucial role in helping recreate our planet into a beautiful one again. I have come to realize that we need to aim at least for two results and operate within these two as criteria, to wit: beauty and productivity. Now, with the rising technology called Permaculture (mainly for productivity, but also for beauty), I find landscaping programs as a great help in helping Permaculture maximize beauty as it maximizes productivity. The fields of architecture (arts) and engineering (quality and strength) will be covered.

  9. Thapelo
    Thapelo at |

    Seeing that your software contains quite a lot of various topics of fascinating interest, how do I go about downloading this software? And thank you for whole load of information provided here.

  10. Taylor
    Taylor at |

    Do you know any apps for an android?


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