The original database of garden was gone. Some legacy resources are here.
The CouchApp Garden is a CouchApp designed to make sharing other CouchApps easy. Once you have the Garden installed on your CouchDB, you can use it to install other CouchApps.
Currently, the Garden needs a lot of work, but the basic ideas are
there. Essentially, it can copy design documents from your other
databases, into the Garden database. As it copies them, it renames them
so that they don’t have ids that start with
_design. This means they
can be replicated around without the replicator having to run with admin
privileges. Also, the apps don’t run code when they are just sitting in
Once you have a local Garden database, you can install apps from it, into databases on your CouchDB. The garden document will be copied to the target database, as a design document again, and there will be a link to visit that application.