An augmented reality gardening app for mobile devices!


Using printable real-world markers, you can decorate your desk, office or home with digital plants, which require even less maintenance than real ones! The plants are persistently stored, and grow in real time, so you can watch them blossom as the days go by.

Check out our cool pitch video for more details!

Development for gARden started mid-January 2018 as part of a hackathon project at WPI. We loved the idea so much that we devided to keep working on it, even after the event. Most recently, gARden was the category winner for “Indie” at the Mass DiGI Game Challenge in 2018.


  • Marker-based AR allows you decorate your physical space with digital plants!
  • Plants grow slowly in real time. Check in whenever to see how they're doing!
  • Prune and sculpt your plants however you wish! Each one will grow back in a unique way!
  • Share photos of your plants on social media with the built-in camera!

Press Kit

Check out our press kit, available here!

The press kit contains high res logos, a multitude of screenshots, as well as a slide deck about us and the app. We hope you find it useful!

Additional Credits

In addition to Tom and Kelly, gARden is made possible through collaboration with the following excellent individuals!

Matt Martin

He makes music that bleeps and bloops!

All the audio for gARden is the work of longtime collaborator Matt Martin.

Megan McAvoy

Really in to their jobs.

Going forward, most of the 3D art assets are being made by longtime friend Megan McAvoy.

Chelsea Saunders

Chelsea also goes by the alias PIXELATEDCROWN! She make things on the computer.

Some of the 3D art assets for gARden are the wonderful work of our friend Chelsea Saunders, though she is no longer with the team.