Project: Garden Journal

A fun, easy project with everything you need to track your garden’s progress this spring.

by Ginger Olivieri

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Garden Journal in use 1
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Garden Journal in use 5

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  • Garden Journal in use 1
  • Garden Journal in use 2
  • Garden Journal in use 3
  • Garden Journal in use 4
  • Garden Journal in use 5


Using some of our favorite UniKeep products and a few simple techniques, it’s easy to create a custom Garden Journal to document your agricultural adventures. From planning and inspiration to photos and seed packets, there’s a place for everything in this fun, easy-to-make keepsake.

Love the idea of a Garden Journal, but don’t want to do the project? We have the perfect kit for you! Check out our Garden Journal binders, they include everything you need to organize and archive your garden!


  • #12895 – UniKeep 1.5-inch View Case Binder, Kiwi
  • #12909 – EnvyPak Page Protectors
  • #12419 – UniKeep Dividers Tabs, set of 8
  • #14856 – EnvyPak 3 x 5-inch Photo Sheet Protectors
  • #14854 – EnvyPak 5 x 7-inch Photo Sheet Protectors
  • #14833 – EnvyPak 4 x 6-inch Photo Sheet Protectors
  • #13347 – UniKeep Clear Single Binder Pockets
  • EK Success Cutterpede
  • EK Success Herma Vario Tab Adhesive
  • DCWV “The Rustic Stack” 12 x 12-inch paper pack
  • Silk flowers
  • Journal Index Page. (MS Word)
  • Gardening Planning Pages. (MS Word)

Garden Step1 1

Garden Journal Cover

Using decorative paper, create a cover for your Garden Journal that measures about 21 x 11.375 inches. Decorate and label your journal cover with fun stickers and embellishments.



Garden Step2 2

Journal Index Page

Download and print the Journal Index page. Place your index page into the clear page protector provided with the UniKeep Divider Tabs. Place into your journal.



Garden Step3 3

Divider Tabs

Place UniKeep Tab Dividers into your journal over the index page with each tab pointing to a category on the index page.



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Garden Planner Pages

Download and print the Garden Planner Pages. Place the pages into the appropriate categories behind each divider tab.



Garden Step5 5

Storing Seeds

Store used seed packets and labels for future use with EnvyPak 3 x 5-inch or 5 x 7-inch Photo Sheet Protectors. Place these pages into the “Plant Profiles” category.



Garden Step6 6

Save Ideas and Inspiration

Use EnvyPak Page Protectors to save ideas and inspiration in the “Garden Design” section of your journal.



Garden Step7 7

Document Your Garden

In the “Overview” section, use EnvyPak 4 x 6-inch Photo Sheet Protectors to include pictures of your garden for future reference.



Garden Step8 8

Store Extra Pages

Use a clear single binder pocket to store extra copies of your planning pages behind the Journal Index Page.


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