Top 20 Best Sims 4 Gardening CC and Mods [2021]

Cottage Garden Stuff

Gardening is one of those skills that every Sim should be at least a little familiar with. If you want to spice up your yard a little bit, plant some flowers and give your Sims a lot more color. If your Sim enjoys the benefits of knowing where the food they eat came from, plant some fresh herbs and veggies to add to their next dish. You can even sell what your Sim grows and sell it for some extra cash when money is tight!

Everything from growing fun produce to adding a pop of green into your Sims life, we’re going over 20 of the best Sims 4 gardening custom content and mods so both you and your Sim can start showing off their green thumbs.

20. Potted Herb Garden

Potted Herb Garden

It might be hard for a lot of us to conceptualize what exactly we want out of our garden. How are you going to organize it? What are the best things for you to plant? Is your Sim going to have enough time to tend to their garden in between their full-time job and everything else they have to do?

Before you dive headfirst into becoming a plant parent, start small, so you know it’s what you want your Sim to pursue. The Potted Herb Garden is a great way to test their skills without having to invest a bunch of time and money into a possibly failed hobby. Simply grow these little herbs in your Sims kitchen, and you’ll have fresh chives, rosemary, and more!

19. More Old Mill Stuff

Gardens are beautiful on their own. Mother nature takes care of that one pretty well. But at one point or another, you’ll probably get the urge to accessorize your space to reflect the true gardener that your Sim is at heart.

More Old Mill Stuff is going to quickly become your go-to place to decorate your Sims garden with all of the tools and decor they need to make it their own. Everything from crates prefilled with your favorite veggies, fences, and supplies for canning will be at your fingertips, so you can decorate and personalize to your heart’s content.

18. Autonomous Gardening Mod

The Autonomous Gardening is perfect for when you have your Sims free will turned off because they won’t stop staring at stupid things and wasting their time, but there are some mundane things you wish they could get done by themselves. The best part is- there’s no commitment to it at all!

With this mod, your Sim will be able to harvest, fertilize, and weed their garden without being told they have to. You can customize this any way you want by making sure they don’t harvest certain plants, and this command will only last for a couple of hours in-game, and you can change it depending on what their day has in store for them.

17. Cactus

Cactus

Succulents have been everyone’s favorite plants for the last couple of years, and for a good reason. They’re great for anyone too busy to take care of a large scale garden, those who don’t have much experience with caring for plants, and even for people who tend to be more on the forgetful side.

These cactuses are going to become your Sim’s new best friend. They come with 3 different colored pots, so you can pick and choose what works best with your Sims aesthetic, and they can enjoy the benefits of having plants around the house without having to do the work.

16. Mushroom Collection

Personally, when I think of gardening, I much prefer the more obscure side of growing unconventional plants, incorporating them with something witchy, and living out my biggest cottage core fantasies. Maybe the rest of the internet is kind of over that era, but it’s something that I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of!

If you feel the same way or are even thinking of how you can change your garden with the seasons, then the Mushroom Collection is going to melt your heart. A bunch of cute, squishy mushrooms to liven things up in your Sims yard. Better yet, these can even be used inside as decorations!

15. Garden Gnomes

The Sims is best known for their little inside jokes, one of the biggest ones involving gnomes. Gnome themed shirts, pranks pulled on your Sims by these little mythical guys- you name it. But now, the joke is on The Sims because these Garden Gnomes are way better than the ones they came up with.

Decorate your garden with some of these charming statues, and they’ll do their best to stand guard and watch over your plants when you can’t be there to tend to them. They come in a variety of styles and colors for you to choose from, and they’re just what you need to step up your garden’s appearance.

14. Retail Produce Stand

We talked a little bit before about how gardening can be a great boost to your Sims income. The better they get at gardening, the better the quality will be, and you might decide that it’s time to let the townspeople get in on what you’ve grown- for a price, of course.

If you want your business venture to look more professional than selling them out of your pocket and into thin air, invest in a Retail Produce Stand! Set up shop outside of your house or in a public lot, fill it with the best fresh foods you have to offer, and watch as the other Sims in your neighborhood line up to buy your inventory.

13. Fantasy Grass

Fantasy Grass

It sounds too basic to be thought of for a long time, grass is grass, and it’s pretty uninteresting other than that. But, what if I told you grass can make or break the entire mood of your yard? Whether you like to have cut patterns, the grass is dead beyond repair, or if you embrace the wildflowers that grow in it.

Fantasy grass lets every part of your lawn, even the most boring parts, be magical and beautiful. With varying lengths and textures, it’ll compliment any garden filled with vibrant colors and different heights for a look that will make all of your neighbors jealous.

12. Garden Signs

Keep your plants organized! When they’re just starting as buds, it can be pretty confusing- what did you plant, and where is it in the sea of green? Thankfully, Garden Signs are a simple yet incredibly helpful tool to ensure everything you have is labeled and in order.

And don’t worry about your plants not being included, these come with signs for expansion and stuff packs such as Cats and Dogs to Strangerville, so you’re covered no matter what.

11. Friendship Rocks

Friendship Rocks and pet rocks are such a subtle detail, they’ll be a delight to find for anyone who isn’t expecting it. The small things are sometimes the things that mean most, and it can be a little too busy if all of your accessories in your garden are big and extravagant, so why not opt for some decorative rocks to add even more color?

These rocks are also a great idea for your Sims, who are trying to teach their children the art of gardening. Instead of having boring adult decorations, they can have something small for them too!

10. Animated Flowers and Bumblebees

Animated Flowers And Bumblebees

It wouldn’t be a complete garden without bees! And who doesn’t love bees anyway! They single-handedly carry the world on their backs, they give us honey, and they’re adorable, fat blobs that fly around in the sky.

Of course, you could invest in something like a beehive and enjoy them that way in the Sims, but you rarely get to see them. With this mod, you’ll be able to enjoy your flowers swaying in the wind and your bees roaming around happy and free.

9. Mini Greenhouse

You can’t grow anything inside this greenhouse, but what you can do is put your potted plants on display for your Sim to see from the comfort of the great outdoors. Step up your game by choosing some of the cut flowers you’ve put together yourself with the floral arrangement stand, or even one of the potted plants from earlier in this list and stick them inside of your own Mini Greenhouse.

8. Faster Gardening Mod

For one, I hate how long it takes for Sims to complete the simplest of tasks. I mean, really, who takes two hours to garden one plant? It’s a pain for the player, and it wastes good time they could be used for something better. Thankfully, there’s a mod for that.

The Faster Gardening Mod will help you do exactly that, garden faster! No longer will your Sims waste precious time weeding for longer than they have to. You’ll finally be able to get all your chores done and have some time for fun all in the same day.

7. Animated Placable Insects – Jungle Butterflies

Animated Placable Insects Jungle Butterflies

If you thought that the bees were cool, then just wait, what if I told you that your Sims could have an even more diverse garden than just adding bees? That’s right, we’re talking butterflies now! I know for myself that I’ve always loved butterflies, with their colorful wings and grace as they fly across the sky, they’re pretty irresistible!

Butterflies are a great accent for all gardens, from your normal fruit and veg gardens to your fairy gardens filled with mushrooms, herbs, and frogs.

6. Farm Crops

For those of us who want to achieve not just a garden but the ultimate farm- our choices for crops are pretty limited. With Farm Crops, you’ll be able to spice things up and add variety to what you find in your backyard.

Choose from plants such as banana trees, corn stalks, and even strawberry plants! Remember though, these are just for decoration, so if you promise to put them in the produce stand at the end of the week, your customers are going to be pretty disappointed that you couldn’t come through.

5. Harvestable Orange

Even though Farm Crops is just for decoration, there are plenty of crops that you can plant and reap what you sow. They’re a little more tedious because you’ll have to download each individual file (most of the time) for every specific thing you want to harvest. So, before you venture out and see what’s out there, why not start simple with a Harvestable Orange?

A simple citrus fruit that is not readily available for your Sim, they’ll be able to plant and watch their own orange tree grow. Better yet, your Sim will get special moodlets for eating the oranges they’ve grown!

4. Glow at Night

Glow At Night

Gardening at night is a bit of a challenge since the sun has since set. You could rely on some garden lamps, but most of the time, they’re bulky and awkward, not to mention a lot of what’s out there isn’t the most attractive, either.

Glow at Night is a set of mushrooms that you can plant around your garden, strategically of course, because at night, you’ll watch these little guys transform and emit light so you can water that last plant you forgot during the day.

3. Swamp Trunks and Trees

Your garden can now become larger than life! With the Swamp Trunks and Trees, you’ll be able to feel like you’re either living in a storybook or the jungle- or maybe a bit of both!

Place around some big trees, hollow logs to hide out in, and even tree roots that can serve as a beautiful decoration for your lot or even your town’s park to bring excitement to children and adults alike.

2. Shrubby Lupin

Lupins are a fantastic option for a floral addition to your garden, they’re taller than life without consuming everything else you have going on, they come in beautiful colors, and their texture is so unique it’s hard to pass them up.

If you want something subtle that will leave an outstanding impression on your overall garden, look to Shrubby Lupin for some ideas! At only 100 Simoleons, there’s no reason they can’t join in on the fun.

1. Cottage Garden Stuff

Cottage Garden Stuff

This is your ultimate resource for everything and anything that has to do with garden accessories. Watering can? Check. Garden hat? Check. Bluebells? Check! And if you thought that was impressive, you’ll be even more excited when you see just what this collection has to offer, a total of 171 items! Happy browsing and decorating the ultimate dream garden with the Cottage Garden Stuff collection.

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