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Eden Garden Designer

By Herbaceous Software Inc.

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Eden Garden Designer lets you create and share beautiful virtual gardens on your iPhone or iPod touch. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just love to experience beautiful places, you’ll find Eden a delightful tool to use.

Start with one of the included, beautiful gardens, ready for planting, or create your own through your iPhone’s camera or photo library. You can even start with a picture of your own garden if you want to ‘design before you dig.’

Then choose a plant from the included Plant Library. This is stocked with forty beautiful, vivid photorealistic plants chosen from the favorites of North American and European perennials and annuals.

Many more plants are available for purchase in the Eden Garden Center, including special plant packs for feature gardens such as water gardens, rock gardens, Japanese gardens, English walled gardens etc.

The Plant Library is also a great tool for gardeners of all abilities. Search for plants by name, height, zone, colour, blooming season, sun exposure and type. Each plant has lots of useful information and has a custom wiki link to dig in for even more detail.

Once you have chosen your plant, simply tap on the garden where you want it to grow. Once in the ground, your plant comes to life in vivid, photorealistic colours and is animated by our custom algorithm to react to wind and other climate conditions. Listen to the sounds of the garden and enjoy your creation as bees buzz around your new blooms.

It’s easy to rearrange your garden by clicking on the move icon, or even get rid of plants by dragging them to the composter. Make as many gardens as you like with any combination of plants you can imagine. Enjoy your own private Eden.

Then share your creation with your friends and loved ones. Tap on the bouquet icon to send a picture to your friends on Facebook or save a snapshot to your photo library.

If you are just beginning or are a real green thumb, Eden Garden Designer lets you design beautiful gardens without having to learn expensive and complicated garden design programs. Eden is designed to be a delightful and useful tool for gardeners of all abilities and interests.

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GARDEN CENTER: Get new plants and backgrounds by downloading themed plant packs from the Eden Garden Center.

SEASONS: Allows you to see what your garden will look like at different times of the year. Each plant has its own blooming times and so gardens will look different from early spring to late fall.

AUTO ZONE DETECT: Not sure what your exact hardiness zone is? Allow Eden to use your location data and each garden you set up can be in your exact zone. You can still set the zone yourself but this makes precise detection as simple as one touch.

FACEBOOK SHARING: Let your friends and loved ones enjoy your creations.

PLANT LIST: An easy way to generate a shopping list of the plants in your garden. Perfect for when you are at the garden center.


Keywords: garden, gardens, design, designer, gardening, herbaceous, plant, plants, library, flower, flowers, zone, zones, landscape, landscaping, home improvement, beauty, shrubs, perennials, soil, zen, bushes, bouquet, bouquets, seeds

What's New in Version 2.1.1

* Share your gardens with your friends on Facebook!
* Default hardiness zone now auto-detected.
* Plants without blooms are now classified with the color green.
* A number of visual enhancements.
* Bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful, useful, unique!

Graphics are great. Many search options are convenient. Ability to show your whole garden in bloom at once or toggle between the different seasons (still shows all plants but blossoms disappear/reappear & stalks brown accordingly) is brilliant! Auto shopping list is handy too & I haven't tried uploading a photo of my actual plot as the backdrop yet but look forward to it. This app doesn't give the tips on care & upkeep that some others do but it's a must have for year round play and planting time plot design - takes out a lot of the guess work for designing a beautiful bed of yearround color & perfectly partnered sun/soil/water cohabitants making for less stress w/ everyday maintenance. In app links to wiki for further info on each plant page are a nice touch too but I haven't had to use them yet because the quick facts are quite comprehensive. Also, updates seem to be regular, I haven't had any technical problems and the shrubs that people had asked for are now available, apparently w/ more on the way. No complaints. I hope this will be available on tablets soon too. I recommend this for anyone with even the slightest interest in gardening or appreciation of landscapes, if I ever get it on tablet or pc it'll be great fodder for ideas to draw/paint as well. Oh, and the interface is friendly/simple. <3 it.

Limited but Delightful!

It may be limited in the plants available, it's true... But I've never browsed a garden or plant book (and I have plenty) that had everything in it that I was looking for. That's a pretty tall order for any collection of something so diverse as plants. What it does give is a very enjoyable "armchair gardening" experience. One of my most cherished gardening books had beautifully drawn garden backdrops with open plots (and porch pots) of soil with slits in them to insert clever little punch out flowers, shrubs, and vines... This app goes beyond that with gentle motion, fluttering butterflies, and at least enough plants to give any armchair gardener some satisfying gardening time. ;)

Fantastic way to plan my own garden!!!

Five stars plus! to the creators of Eden! This is a very easy app to work with, practically point & click... Choose your growing zone, your choice of sunny/shady settings, a few plants to get started and off you go.! I love Eden mainly for the simple fact that it does provide exactly as advertised, your personal Eden, available any time and anywhere you and your laptop/computer venture off to. And this is just the free version! A buck opens lots of goodies for us flower lovers and well worth it. Eden is also a nice screen saver *LOL* Have fun and see how your garden grows!!!

Eden Garden Designer
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Size: 16.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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