Garden Camera 4+

Plant Garden Time Lapse Camera

John Ostler

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 5 Ratings
    • $1.99



Stick out your green thumb because it's time to hitch a ride to the garden tech future. Introducing your time-traveling companion, Garden Camera! She uses the storytelling power of time-lapse photography and frame x frame animation to let you witness the stretching, bending, branching, and fruiting of your plants, flowers, containers, gardens, and yards! There's no setup, expensive professional rigs, tripods, waterproofing, or other objects that your neighborhood squirrel may use as a launchpad. Just line up each shot with the overlay tool, shoot, and in a few days, weeks, or months, export a spectacular growth video rake in those likes, comments, and shares.

*insert trowel drop here*

Simple & Easy: is how it works
Create some image collections by snapping a few pictures of your plants, flowers, containers, gardens, and full sections of your yard. Then every few days, take another picture with the overlay tool to match the orientation of the original pic. Like a cartoon animator, the overlay tool acts like a lightbox so you can line up each photo you take with the previous photo. Once you have a few photos, hit play and watch your plants and flowers bloom before your eyes! When it's time to post progress, tap on the triple dots to save or share a time-lapse video to your device library or on your favorite gardening social media channels. It is super fun and you'll be wishing you had it even earlier in the growing season.


• Create any number of plant photo collections
• Easily add new photos over time using the in-app camera
• Show/Hide an overlay of your last photo so that each new photo lines up precisely with the last one you took
• Toggle text overlays to show the date each photo was taken
• Toggle the slide number to keep track of those looping videos
• Easily export videos to your device library
• Share square videos to your social media channels
• All photos automatically get placed in an album on your device

Thanks for checking out this app! Proceeds for my apps go back into making more apps we all wish we had to help maintain our gardens. I'd love your feedback on the website as I continue to support this and my other apps for plant lovers into the foreseeable future.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

warbler87 ,

Possibly great - needs better instructions

This app is potentially exactly what I have wanted: a way to organize my plant photos over time so that I document growth and development of plants in my garden as well as in the field. I assume this is a new app, still in development but a “support or help” section and how to reach the developer is needed.

Developer Response ,

How can I help?

JoshObermeyer ,

Extremely lacking in performance and features.

I was looking for an app that did exactly what this one promises to offer, but the overlay feature is excruciatingly hard to use, with no options to change the way the overlay image is displayed. Additionally, the app only allows you to take cropped/square format images - no way to change to different dimensions. You are also not able to import any previously taken images to use in the time lapse set or to use as an overlay to continue where you left off.

Absolutely do not purchase this application.

Developer Response ,

Thanks, Josh. Appreciate the feedback and the feature requests. There are plans to add different overlay controls, dimensions as well as import. Currently the app is optimized for social media posts which is where the majority of uses who are downloading this app intends to use it. I hope people will continue to download the app so that I can continue to add cool new features and make it better.

stevegreen7 ,


You know that day about 3 weeks after you plant something and you forget how small it was when you started? This is a really awesome app to help easily track your plants/gardens progress. Super cool

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Glad it’s working for you!

App Privacy

The developer, John Ostler, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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