The Botanical Garden is a special building from and main attraction of the Botanica DLC. It becomes unlocked upon reaching 1000 engineers and its purpose is to increase the attractiveness of an island by housing plants that are rewarded from quests, expeditions, neutral AI trader NPCs, and other sources.
Many plants are part of sets, and completing a set of plants in a single Botanical Garden will provide a unique bonus to either nearby buildings, the whole island, or the region (depending on the set), e.g. completing the Medical Garden Set gives +15 % doctor movement speed and +2 Doctor units for Hospitals on that island. The set to which a plant belongs is displayed on its item tooltip, and a list of all sets can be seen when clicking on the Botanical Garden entrance building.
List of Plants
While the main building itself does not provide attractiveness, the modules that attach to it give the player an opportunity to display a Plant per module, up to 100 modules. Each module costs 100 credits and 10 influence. The amount of additional attractiveness a module gives is determined by the rarity of the plant placed within it:
The Music Pavilion is a unique cultural module which can hold a music sheet item which boosts the attractiveness of plants from specific sets.
- See: Music Pavilion
Notes about the Botanical Garden, its modules, and plants:
- Multiples of the same plants can be placed in individual modules, as long as you have more than one count of that plant in your island's inventory, e.g Having 3 Poppy's means you can place all 3 of them in the Botanical Garden, 1 per module.
- The majority of Plants are obtainable from Madame Kahina, or also from Botanical Expeditions.
- At least one tile of the module has to be adjacent to the main building or to another module.
- There is no limit to the amount of Botanical Gardens which can be built on the same island. Items may be split in order to exploit smaller areas or take advantage of different bonuses from Sheet Music, as only one Music Pavilion can be attached to the main building. The downside of having more gardens is higher maintenance cost and total space used.