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How to get started using the Garden Planner and Journal

Updated over a week ago

Logging in

Click on Login at the top right corner of your screen.

Garden Planner login

Login using your email address and password.

Garden Planner logging in

Starting the Garden Planner

Click on either the Start the Garden Planner button in the top menu bar, or on Garden Planner in the center of the page.

Garden Planner start buttons

Create Your First Plan

Once the Garden Planner has opened, click on Garden Planner in the left-hand sidebar menu, then click on New Plan to create your first plan.

Garden Planner create new plan

Create a new blank plan, or choose a Sample Plan. Give your plan a name, and make sure the year is correct. Choose between metric and imperial units of measurement, then make your plan large enough for the whole garden area you wish to plan, including paths and other areas between beds. Click Create Plan.

Garden Planner creating your plan

Adding structures

You can use the Garden Objects and Shape tools to plan the position of your growing areas and any other items you want to add (for instance sheds, greenhouses, fences, or compost bins). Once the fixed elements of your plan are in place, add the plants you wish to grow. You can also use the Text tool to label parts of your plan if you need to.

Garden Planner Drawing Tools

Track Your Garden Using the Journal

Click on the Garden Journal link in the Garden Planner sidebar menu to add notes and photos of your garden and schedule and record tasks. You can also access the Journal on the Garden Planner start page.

Garden Planner Journal button

Finding Help

You can find help and support for both the Garden Planner and Garden Journal by clicking on the question mark in the sidebar menu at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Garden Planner help button

To get an answer quickly to your question please use our Live Chat:

Garden Planner - Tour of Garden Planner

We've also produced a short video which demonstrates how to get started using the Garden Planner. It's available in the Garden Planner or on YouTube here:

Garden Planner Quick Start Video

Take a Tour

Take a tour of the Garden Planner. Let Ben take you through the main features of the Garden Planner to help you get started. You will find a link to the tour on the top toolbar:

Any questions? Chat to us!

Click on the Live Chat icon in the Garden Planner if you need help or have questions for our gardening experts.

Garden Planner - Live chat

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