Garden Sketch is inspired by our own experiences. In our day job, we are documentary film producers who like nothing better than to get up early and spend time puttering in our gardens. Over the last two summers we have completely re-landscaped our respective properties. When all the heavy lifting was done, the garden beds were set and the grass laid, I had to choose the plants that would fill my gardens. To do that, I wanted to map my yard, so that I could experiment with my ideas before committing to the plant purchases.
As I started to measure and sketch, I thought, “I should use my iPad, there must be an App for this!” After spending a lot of time in the iTunes store, I couldn’t find anything that met my needs.
In the end I had to use a tape measure, and old-fashioned paper and pencil. My garden is coming along nicely but we’re still keen to create an App. Garden Sketch will be a tool for home gardeners to help them get the most out of what they spend in, and on, their gardens. We look forward to your input and feedback.