Features

Design your garden with a private, secure, fast, accessible landscape design tool.

Ecogarden’s origin is to give people better access to landscape design tools to augment their ability to create ecological informed gardens. Ecogarden’s hope is for these features and more in the future, to have better support this goal for everyone.

Demo showcasing creating a design in Ecogarden, 3:59

Shapes

Plants

Shapes are generic plant types. This allows you to design with relative sizes faster.

Image showing Ecogarden perennial shape that is used in the designs.
Perennial
Image showing Ecogarden shrub shape that is used in the designs.
Shrub
Image showing Ecogarden deciduous tree shape that is used in the designs
Deciduous Tree

Polygon

Image of a polygon shaped lawn.
Image of a polygon shaped lawn.

Video showing shape and polygon tools, 1:39

Accessible

At the core

Mouse, Touch, Keyboard, Pen devices supported.

WAI WCAG badge
WAI WCAG badge

WAI WCAG 2.0 AA Compliant

Across devices and screen sizes

Devices

Desktop (Windows, OSX, Linux)
Phone (iPhone, Android)
Tablets (iPad, Android)

Browsers

Chrome
Firefox Browser
Firefox
Safari
Safari

Fast & Intuitive

Ecogarden renders your design to the canvas, and use two canvases to improve performance.

Controls

Controls are design to simular to other design tools. Designed for both desktop, table, and mobile.

Keybind Action
Hold Spacebar Activate panning mode.
Mouse Wheel Zoom in and out of the viewport.
Middle Mouse Button Activate panning mode.

Interface

Designed to allow fast, simple interactions.

Ecogarden user interfaces
Ecogarden user interfaces

Interface is responsive to various accessibility tooling. (zoom text, color schemes)

Video showing browser zoom, 0:57

Colorschemes

Using preferences from your operating system, Ecogarden can select the colorscheme to match.

Ecogarden device showing light colorscheme
Ecogarden device showing light colorscheme
Light

Ecogarden device showing dark colorscheme
Ecogarden device showing dark colorscheme
Dark

Private and secure

Private

Ecogarden captures no information about your design. Ecogarden designs are entirely local. Nothing shared with third parties. Simple access logs on the server.

Secure

All your communications with the server are encrypted, preventing others from seeing your traffic. Designs are not shared with a server, all done locally.

Offline supported

Design on the go, far away from networks. Combat poor connectivity at your garden supply store.

Sharing

Share your designs with images, design files

Save Design as Image, 0:05

Open

Open Data Format

Using JSON data format for the designs, you can easily extend, share, and develop with externally.

Key Value
objects Positional and relevant metadata for each object.
settings Design settings and metadata.
viewport Offset, zoom of the viewport.

Embeddable

Supports embedding onto your website. (Currently only available on request).

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