About Us

The Weatherstaff PlantingPlanner is designed and produced by Topdisk Ltd, a UK software company.

Moving to a new house in the country with a blank canvas for a garden threw up endless choices and hours of decision-making. Hedges for privacy, fences to clothe, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, perennials, bulbs – exciting options, but so many variables and far too many decisions to make!

What we needed was a computer program to handle all those decisions for us. A program to choose exciting combinations of plants suitable for our garden’s climate, soil and light conditions. A program with an obsessional attention to detail. Above all, a program which reflects the intelligent ‘randomness’ of a knowledgeable garden designer.

And so the Weatherstaff PlantingPlanner was born.

A cluster of hanging red-tinged, bell-like blooms of Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’ in a cottage garden design.
Wild-flower garden design with a mass of graceful pale-pink Japanese anemone flowers floating above a border in late summer.

About the Weatherstaff PlantingPlanner

The Home Version, with its comprehensive, hand-holding Help system, is useful for both beginners and keen plants-people. The Intelligent Generator generates planting plans automatically, taking into account the garden’s growing conditions with your choice of colour and style. Depending on experience and confidence, gardeners can take more control over the design process.

The Pro Version has been developed following extensive feedback from our professional gardener clients. This more powerful and complex version enables designers to rapidly create bespoke garden plans. The Intelligent Generator works seamlessly with the equally innovative Advanced Design Functions, giving you complete flexibility and control over the design.

Whatever your gardening background or experience, we wish you many hours of happy gardening.