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Gardener Service - v2.3 (4th May 2014)

by douglasveiga Posted 3rd Nov 2011 at 9:14 AM - Updated 5th May 2014 at 12:25 AM by douglasveiga
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


This mod allows you to request a Gardener from any Telephone (not Mobile) to take care of your Garden. Just click on the Interaction "Call Gardener > Request Service" from the any telephone.

It's a "Recurrent Service" like the Maid so, once requested, the Gardener comes everyday at 8AM and leaves at 6PM.
If there are more than 50 gardening tasks, will come 2 Gardeners.

What he Does???
  • Water (also control the Sprinklers to reduce the tasks)
  • Weed
  • Harvest (automatically transfers to the "Home Fridge" (if it's edible) or the "Shared Family Inventory" (not edible))
  • Dispose Dead Plants
  • Rake Leaves (this functionality only works if you have Seasons EP)
  • [new]You can request the Service on additional Lots you own.
  • It's possible to configure the Tasks: Enable/Disable (Water, Weed, Revive, Harvest, Fertilize, Dispose, Rake Leaves);
  • Fertilize (25% of the plants with random Quality)
  • Revive Dead Plants (not Barren Plants)

The Harvested Products will be automatically transferred to the "Home Fridge" (if it's edible) or the "Shared Family Inventory" (if isn't edible).


- Cancel Reset the Service using the Telephone (not Mobile) interaction "Call Gardener > Cancel Reset Service", wait until the gardeners leave.
-Save your game and Quit.
-Replace the package File with the new downloaded File, so restart your game and request the Service again.

Uninstall Instruction:
-To avoid corruption of the Saved Game:
- Cancel Reset the Service using the Telephone (not Mobile) interaction "Call Gardener > Cancel Reset Service", wait until the gardeners leave.
- Save your game and Quit.
- Remove the package file.

Known Issues:
- The gardener can't garden if you have a locked gate in your Garden.
- Don't try to cheat/modify the npc using mods. (example: change his age or behavior, or add him to your family, etc).

Frequently Answers and Questions:


before update, read the UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS above
04/May/2014 - v2.3
  • Recompiled the code for the basegame patch v1.67;
  • Performance improvement in the Harvest Interaction;

15/Jan/2014 - v2.2
  • Now you can't request the Gardener Service from the Future BaseCamp;
  • Recompiled the code to match the patch 1.63 and 1.66;

07/Sept/2013 - v2.1
  • Added: The Gardener will automatically Water, Weed, Dispose Plants and Rake Leaves before leave the Lot to guarantee the basic service was performed.

15/July/2013 - v2.0
  • Added: You can request the Service on additional Lots you own.
  • Changed: Configuration can be individually applied for each Lot.
  • Changed: Social enabled.
  • Added: "Take All" interaction on the "Harvest Report" to automatically transfer all the harvestable to the active sim Inventory.
  • Added: "Reset Service" Interaction to dispose the Gardener Instance and service requests of the current World.
  • Fixed: The Service instance won't be available on others Worlds if you load it in the same Session.
  • Fixed: When you load the World, the script will try to remove invalid Gardener Instance [This can happen when you didn't cancel it before update].
  • Fixed: Rake Interaction. Rake a square area instead of a rectangle.
  • Fixed: The Gardener will Teleport to your Houseboat instead of Route [Performance reason].
  • Removed: Revive, Fertilize Plants functionality [Performance reason].
  • Removed: Gardeners don't teleport anymore.
  • Added: Italian translation [by nicodeb]

Additional Credits / Thanks:
-Sim Outfit editor/creator Tool from "CmarNYC" MTS;
-"Maeldor" MTS (script help);
-"Twallan" MTS (script help);
-"hotroxy777" MTS (Polish Translation);
-"HaWe83" MTS (German Translation)
-"Demagog MTS" (Russian Translation) ;
-"NumSimish MTS" (Dan_DK Translation);
-"nicodeb MTS" (Italian Translation);

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.50
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.3.rar | for Patch v1.67

Size: 46.4 KB · Downloads: 57,103 · 5th May 2014
46.4 KB 57,103 5th May 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.2.rar | for Patch v1.63 ~ v1.66

Size: 46.3 KB · Downloads: 10,465 · 15th Jan 2014
46.3 KB 10,465 15th Jan 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.1.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.63

Size: 46.7 KB · Downloads: 10,572 · 7th Sep 2013
46.7 KB 10,572 7th Sep 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.0.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.55

Size: 47.0 KB · Downloads: 6,498 · 16th Jul 2013
47.0 KB 6,498 16th Jul 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.9.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.3 KB · Downloads: 7,528 · 7th Apr 2013
44.3 KB 7,528 7th Apr 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.8.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.2 KB · Downloads: 2,928 · 27th Mar 2013
44.2 KB 2,928 27th Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.7.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 4,530 · 2nd Mar 2013
41.6 KB 4,530 2nd Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.6.rar | for Patch v1.42 ~ v1.48

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 13,768 · 1st Dec 2012
41.6 KB 13,768 1st Dec 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Test Subject
#676 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 7:36 PM
This is Great!!! Thank you. :-)x
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#677 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 1:45 AM
The Gardener Mod worked 2-3 Days perfect, but then I got over 1800 ErrorTrap Messages. On Nraas they told me that "One of your services is missing it's tuning", I should try to delete it. Right after I deleted the Mod everything worked fine again, which is great, but I will really miss this Mod, is there any way to Fix this? :/
Test Subject
#678 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 8:16 PM
Originally Posted by catalina_45
Delete your cache files.

I deleted them but the mod still wouldn't show up any other ideas?
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#679 Old 26th Aug 2014 at 3:55 AM
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#680 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 12:27 AM
Wow! Awesome!
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#681 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 10:12 AM
Thank you so mutch! I love this Mod. It is great for my Garden. :)
Top Secret Researcher
#682 Old 3rd Sep 2014 at 4:30 PM
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#683 Old 5th Sep 2014 at 3:09 PM
I cant extract the files please help
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#684 Old 7th Sep 2014 at 2:42 PM
This is great. I have been looking for a Gardener to maintain the plants instead of having my sim spend all day doing it herself.
Test Subject
#685 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 6:48 PM
If The Sim 4 can be have this service Garden be usefull
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#686 Old 27th Sep 2014 at 3:50 PM
First: I rely like this mod. Very good job. But in the additional credits you can read something about a german translation by HaWe83. Well, if the translation isn't another file, it doesn't work in my game. Can you tell me about zhat?
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#687 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 12:37 PM
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#688 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 2:20 PM
One of my most favourite mods of all time! Any chance of making the same thing for the Sims 4? I'm suffering without my gardener! :-D
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#689 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 1:31 PM
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14th Oct 2014 at 4:55 PM
This message has been deleted by jgirlm. Reason: tkfkdgkrl77
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#690 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 5:02 PM
It doesn't work. I;m using ver 1.67, so I downloded gardener ver2.3. Not only aren't they coming, also my other service sims have gone.
I love this mod, Please fix this mod. I'll wating.
Test Subject
#691 Old 21st Oct 2014 at 3:26 AM
If this works well, my sims are gonna get fat and lazy. :-)
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#692 Old 22nd Oct 2014 at 4:35 AM
Love this! :)
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#693 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 5:41 PM
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#694 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 7:07 PM
Just what my sims needed. Thankyou
Lab Assistant
#695 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 1:13 AM
Is there any way you can turn off the gardeners crying fits when the plants go barren? Thanks for your great gardening mods, makes the game so much more enjoyable!!
Test Subject
#696 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 12:55 AM
it says cookies or whatever not found!!!
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#697 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 12:04 AM
Wow! The stuff you make is sssooooooooooooo awesome! Thanks. My Sims spend so much time in the garden!!!!!!
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#698 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 5:33 AM
<3 mee likey
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#699 Old 16th Dec 2014 at 8:48 AM
Could you make this mod for Sims 4?
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