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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: 57,084 · 5th May 2014
46.4 KB 57,084 5th May 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.2.rar | for Patch v1.63 ~ v1.66

Size: 46.3 KB · Downloads: 10,464 · 15th Jan 2014
46.3 KB 10,464 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
#701 Old 18th Dec 2014 at 1:33 PM
This mod is one of my favorites! Thank you!!
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#702 Old 28th Dec 2014 at 9:02 AM
I can't click the Phone?
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#703 Old 2nd Jan 2015 at 9:57 PM
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#704 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 4:29 AM
I was wondering if someone could help me? I have my Sims 3 updated to the newest version, and have the latest version for this mod, but it isn't recognizing it, it doesn't even seem to be installing.
I'm new to this modding, so any help I would be extremely grateful for .
Test Subject
#705 Old 8th Jan 2015 at 11:15 AM
In the info section, it says it's possible to configure settings, how do you do that? I've looked on the phone and stuff and I can't find anything. Also, my gardener doesn't finish gardening and DOES leave before 6pm. Thanks
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#706 Old 12th Jan 2015 at 4:04 PM
Mod worked great for 2 days in game and after that Nraas had over 2500 ErrorTrap messages and gardener didn't come back. Tried to reset services but the errors started back again. Great idea for a mod and wished it worked but had to remove it. Was definitely a nice feature in Sims 2 and don't know why it wasn't added to Sims 3.
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#707 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 2:22 AM
I LOVE this mod...except I can't seem to have it work right in Dragon Valley. Anyone else have this problem?
Test Subject
#708 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 2:48 AM Last edited by partypoker16 : 22nd Feb 2015 at 3:12 AM.
Only problem I've noticed is they are leaving a lot of my plants untended to. I will say I have substantially more than 50 plants, but I would expect them to keep working. It would be nice if we could make them stay longer, or they stay until the job is done.
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#709 Old 23rd Feb 2015 at 5:07 AM
Thank you for made this mod in the sims3, it's really so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#710 Old 23rd Feb 2015 at 5:25 AM
Thank you for made this, it's very useful.
Lab Assistant
#711 Old 7th Mar 2015 at 10:55 PM
Would it be possible to add "harvest eggs" and "harvest honey" from the appropriate items?
Test Subject
#712 Old 26th Mar 2015 at 12:36 AM
Would it be possible for the mod to bring in up to 8 gardeners? I've got a farm, and 2 gardeners isn't enough!
Test Subject
#713 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 2:48 PM
I am just downloading this, but have missed this service since TS2..thank you for creating such a great mod for TS3!!
Test Subject
#714 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 8:49 AM
Very nice and useful mod, Thanks
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#715 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 8:38 PM
I can't find the option to call for gardener. Please can someone help?
Test Subject
#716 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 8:40 PM
Cant find call gardener option
Test Subject
#717 Old 28th Apr 2015 at 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by hottie10000
I can't find the option to call for gardener. Please can someone help?

i can't either. maybe it doesn't work
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#718 Old 30th Apr 2015 at 7:12 PM
thx you !!
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#719 Old 6th May 2015 at 6:26 AM
Great,thank you.
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#720 Old 17th May 2015 at 10:28 PM
The best mod so far!!!
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#721 Old 25th May 2015 at 2:59 PM
I love it and my Sims too
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#722 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 4:42 PM
Originally Posted by samantha.b
i can't either. maybe it doesn't work

The option to call the gardener service is found on a phone, not the smarthpone in your inventory (as is standard if you have UNI or higher, I believe).

If you buy a phone for your lot, you can call for the service from it.
Test Subject
#723 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 5:10 AM Last edited by Moraii : 20th Jun 2015 at 5:26 AM.
I was having the same problem where it was installed in the right folder, and I was calling from the wall phone but nothing was showing up. I deleted my cache files and it's there, FINALLY! Woot! Also, it's not under services where I expected it to show up, it's in the main phone options menu.

Delete these from the main Sims 3 folder (Documents/Electronic Arts/Sims 3) the game automatically makes new ones to replace them-
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#724 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 11:43 AM
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#725 Old 6th Jul 2015 at 11:13 AM
Thanks you
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