Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Garden Journaling and Planning: Free Journal Page Printables

Yeah!  We've (finally!) overhauled our garden journal freebies into a revised design pack.  The new freebies consolidate the best bits of the original journal printables plus the expansion pack into a 25 page mix-and-match set of journal pages available in four fresh and flowery colour schemes.  You can download your favourite or mix things up between as many as you wish!

The printables are free for your personal use as a little present from us to you.  It's absolutely not required, but it would be awesome and greatly appreciated if you followed the blog via Bloglovin' and/or joined us social media, if you're not already following the fun.  We welcome social media shares and linking with love, but please link to this post, not the download direct. Thanks! :)

Access and Download the PDF Garden Journal Files:

Note: These printables have been uploaded for sharing via Dropbox as a consolidated PDF file. Simply click the link above to view and download. They are A4 (our local paper default), so simply fit to page if you are using a different size, such as standard letter.  Only print what you want to use and remember to recycle when you're finished, unless you are keeping garden archives of course. Enjoy!

Each PDF garden journal file includes:

  • Cover/Title Page (Two Formats)
  • Year at a Glance Summary (Two Formats)
  • Monthly Garden Planner Page
  • General Use Garden Planner Page
  • General Use Garden Notes (Two Formats)
  • General Use Garden Worksheet
  • Garden Layout Worksheet (Three Formats)
  • Plant Information Pages (Four Formats)
  • Garden Planner Monthly Calendar 
  • Records for Growing from Seed (Two Formats) 
  • Records for Growing from Cuttings (Two Formats) 
  • Records for Growing from Seedlings (Two Formats)
  • Plant Information Sheet (Long Term Growth/Harvest Tracker)
  • Garden Finance/Expense Table (Blank)

What to include in your journal really depends on your preferences and aspirations for your garden. It can be as simple as some sketches and notes on what you are growing and where, or as comprehensive as a full journal of your landscape plans, plantings, harvests, weather, pests, soil, and more along. Keep it fun and interesting, and you're more likely to keep it up in the long term. I'm a lazy journal keeper and definitely don't use everything in these packs!  I just try to keep a very simple binder with basic notes on what I plan and like/dislike for better future garden planning and growing. It's a little hardcopy file of notes, sketches, and little tidbits like packets, labels, garden calendars, and guides, supplemented with my mobile phone for photos. Easy peasy!  

Wish that something was added to the coordinating garden journal printable pack?  Leave me a comment and I will see what I can do. :) Don't be shy - if you want it, there are probably others who do as well, and I might find it handy for my own journal binder too!  Need a new binder to get started with your custom journal or prefer to buy something completely prefab? Perhaps a special gift for a fellow gardener? Check out the ideas below (and more) at Amazon:


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I'm new to gardening, and am looking for a way to keep track. Something I can't seem to find is just a simple watering tracker. I have plants that need different amounts of water and I'm looking for a schedule so I can remember when I watered what and what needs watered when.

    1. Thanks, Jen! I haven't used a water tracker (probably because we get way too much rain here most of the time to worry much about watering!), but will definitely put it on my to-add list. :)

  2. Something for pruning would be great if possible when you do an update. Love my journal made with your printables. Thank you so much!

  3. Also a monthly planting page that we could fill in for our own area and plants. :-)

    1. Great ideas! :) Thanks for the suggestions.


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