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The Perfect Garden - Updated for UNIVERSITY

by Howabominable Posted 21st Mar 2013 at 5:09 AM - Updated 7th Sep 2016 at 12:43 AM by Howabominable : Added university requirement
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Presenting the perfect garden - containing all the plants you need from base-game to University!

I am really grateful for past creators who have made these community gardens. They got my sims through many generations. However, Supernatural and University added a TON of new plants, and I wanted to add those as well. So I have created my own version of the community garden.

This lot contains four of every plantable ingredient, vegetable, fruit, or herb in the game with the EXCEPTION of four: the Death Plant (harvest it once and it's dead, quality is useless), the Money Tree (because you can't eat it or plant it), the Omni plant (can't get a perfect version of it anyway), and the new Forbidden Fruit from University (doesn't work on community lots as far as I can tell). Everything else has been painstakingly cultivated and landscaped by one hapless fairy.

The plants are organized by the type of plant. There is an area for coffee beans, for magic plants such as the life fruit and flame fruit, herbs, a covered area for mushrooms, one for grapes, etc. The lot is very peaceful and includes a pond for fishing, two chess sets, an easel, and a snow cone machine. There are also two bathrooms so that your sims don't pee themselves as they spend 48 hours harvesting all of the ingredients.

This lot is larger than previous community gardens. It is 40x40. I realize that this is big, but it is that way for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is basically impossible after the last couple of expansions to fit all of the plants on a 20x30 lot. Secondly, I'm pretty sure we can all expect the next few expansion packs to add around seven-hundred new plants, and I wanted room to expand in the future.

Store Content Recommended but not Included: Al Fresco Street Market. This set includes a lemon tree and purple eggplant. I have made spaces for these items and have included them in the screenshots, but they are NOT included in the download. You'll have to perfect those ones yourself.

There is no custom content in this download. All objects are created using the base game and several expansion packs. This download DOES require University, but there isn't an option to put that in the download requirements as of yet.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: $25,877

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 World Adventures Late Night Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Original Poster
#26 Old 1st Jun 2013 at 8:11 PM
Thanks for letting me know about the apple tree, I'll get that fixed. Was hoping to wait until the next expansion for when they inevitably add 50 new harvestables.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 3:01 PM
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I just reinstalled the sims, and it occurred to me that one of the many things I will have to do all over again would be the creation of the perfect garden. I'm a little obsessed with perfect veggies for my sims, I guess, since every neighborhood needs at least one household where a perfect farmer lives(and since pets also has the best horses in town). This takes hours and hours of not to funny repetitive work, and in my dreams I'm hunted by sims who are shouting and waving because they can't reach the stupid sprinklers.

So don't get this the wrong way, but
I love you.
Test Subject
#28 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 7:37 PM
This is AWESOME! However, with the Seasons EP, I had to tweak it a little with a CC greenhouse so I could harvest the plants.
Test Subject
#29 Old 20th Jan 2014 at 4:02 AM
It is possible to add perfect omni plant to your garden if you wish, but it requires some tedious work. When you initially complete the omni plant quest, you get 6 random quality omni seeds. And one or two of them might be of perfect quality if you're lucky. And without saving/reloading you only get one chance at this per character.
Test Subject
#30 Old 8th Mar 2014 at 6:26 PM
I needed this - thank you!!
Test Subject
#31 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 4:19 PM
This is so useful cause I Love to garden, thanks
Test Subject
#32 Old 22nd May 2020 at 12:47 PM
Hi, for some reason despite having all the expansion packs when I install this the garden has no plants at all.
Test Subject
#33 Old 20th Jun 2021 at 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by Jakeface
Hi, for some reason despite having all the expansion packs when I install this the garden has no plants at all.

Sometimes, that happens to me too. I usually have to delete the lot then replace it afterwards. Not sure what may cause this, but I have a lot of other mods.
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