Garden design template to plan your garden!

Garden design

Garden design sounds fancy – but it’s easy and fun and all starts with a plan.

To help you get started we have put together this garden design template for you to print and plan your own garden!

The way you use the template is simple. Make a list of all the plants you have purchased along with the number that you have.

Plant list for garden plans

Then use the garden layout grid to start placing where you would like your plants to go. There are three different garden sizes for you to use. One with a rectangular shape which is the most popular size for gardens and two squares if you use garden boxes. Fill in whichever template works best for you.

Garden design picture for garden planning

There are a couple things to keep in mind when planning your garden design:


Some plants need more or less sunlight than others. When designing your garden be sure to account for the shade of trees or other objects that will affect the growth of your plants.


Various plants require more spacing than others. Here are some common garden plants and the recommended spacing between plants in each row*:

Asparagus – 18 in
Beans bush, snap 3 to 6 in
Pole, snap 4 to 12 in
Bush, lima 3 to 6 in
Pole, lima 4 to 12 in
Beets 2 in
Chinese cabbage 12 in
Cabbage 18 in
Carrots 2 to 3 in
Collards 8 to 18 in
Corn 12 in
Cucumbers 12 to 18 in
Lettuce, leaf 4 to 8 in
Lettuce, head 12 in
Mustard 2 in
Okra 12 to 18 in
Onions 3 to 4 in
Parsley 4 to 6 in
Peas, English 2 in
Peas, field 4 to 6 in
Pepper 2 ft
Potato, Irish 12 in
Potato, sweet 12 in
Radish 2 in
Spinach 4 in
Squash 36 in
Tendergreens 2 in
Tomatoes 18 to 36 in
Watermelon 4 ft to 6 ft

Here is an example of what the garden design template looks like:

Try out your own garden design

How do you plan your garden? Is this template helpful? Let us know in the comments below!

Opening photo by: thelocalpeople
*Spacing recommendation source: How to plant a garden

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