This blog provides information on the development of Garden Planner.

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  1. 1 Brittany April 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Is there anyway to save the floorplan from floorplanner as a dynamic file that can be reopened in any browser (i.e. I download the file to a USB and can then work on it on any computer)?

    • 2 David Doull April 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Hi, the floor plan is stored in a flash cookie (local shared object). Its possible to copy it from one computer to another but its a bit technical. Later in the year I’ll update the floor planner so you can save locally. In the meantime you may want to try out the download version of garden planner which lets you save plans and includes the same functionality as the floor planner plus plants.

  2. 3 Miles May 18, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hi David, I am very happy with your Garden planner package, only one thing that I am looking for is how to set up my completed plan to a scaled version ready for print out eg:A4, A3, A2, A1 and to various scales eg: 1:100 and so on. I would like to save these plans in jpeg and then email them to our local print shop or send them to our clients abroad.Your assistance in these regards is greatly appreciated.
    Kind regards

  3. 4 nurit July 17, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Dear developer,

    I tried the application, and was impressed by the easy and friendly way of usage, and the nice graphics! as I’m an architect …here are some “architect’s questions”:

    1. is it possible to start a drawing with the general lay out of the lot and the house as a background plan? what format (gpeg/dwg/rvt) can be inserted in the current drawing.

    2. working with real measures: is it possible to give coordination or measures from a snapped point

    3. can the drawing be printed in scale as well as “feet to page” scale ?

    looking forwards to hear from you.
    thank you, nurit

  4. 5 Rene August 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I like working for my small plans with this very easy program.
    I regret that I can’t change the grit in variable (metric)meters, but it has applicable outputs.
    Is it for sale ?

  5. 6 Rene August 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I mean Floorplanner of couse.

  6. 7 Jesus February 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Where can I purchase?

  7. 9 matt January 31, 2015 at 8:50 am

    HI – is there any way to have all measurements in inches, or even feet inches? As it is now it’s decimals only. 1/4″ is 0.25. Easy. but when you need to calculate a 3.5″ 2×4, it gets very time consuming for the hobbyist. Am I missing it?

    • 10 David Doull November 24, 2015 at 2:31 am

      yes at the bottom right corner there is an option to change from Metric to Feet/inches. You can also do this from the Settings menu, choose Measurement settings


  8. 11 nutzey November 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm


    Do you have a list of keyboard commands for things such as delete so that I can stop having to use mouse control?


    • 12 David Doull November 24, 2015 at 2:29 am

      yes – the delete button on your keyboard will work the same as delete (or you can use Ctrl and X on windows, Cmd and X on Mac). If you access the help menu and choose Help Manual you will see near the end of the manual a list of all keyboard short cuts. Also some keyboard shortcuts are also indicated in the actual File menu items.


  9. 13 nutzey November 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Also would it be possible to customize the notes section, add your own columns, for example I would quite like columns for estimated cost and sources for my plants so I could go back after designing and understand how and where I can go to make things happen.

    • 14 David Doull November 24, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Hello Nutzey,
      generally its better send feedback via the contact form rather the blog. But I’ll look into adding more options to the notes. In the meantime you could save the notes as a table and then import that into excel or word and add in extra columns

  10. 15 Rebecca August 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    is it possible to start a drawing with the general lay out of the lot and the house as a background plan? what format (Id like to use the google map picture from above) can be inserted in the current drawing.

    • 16 David Doull August 18, 2016 at 12:25 am

      Hello Rebecca,
      yes you can use an image from google maps to layout the lot. Garden Planner can import PNG or JPG images. In Garden Planner choose Import Image into Plan from the File menu. It will then let you browse to the image and give you a choice where you can just place the image on the plan or you can place the image under the grid, which is probably the best choice if you are importing a map or satellite image to use as a guide.

  11. 17 Rebecca August 18, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Great! Thank you David!

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