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Test of The Formal Garden
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Passing the Principle
The tab reads: "Formal Gardens are arrangements of flowers and labeled Stellae describing the arrangements, geneology, and design philosophy of the space."
- Build a Gazebo
- Plant a Flower
- Crossbreed a Flower
- Plant a Crossbred Flower
- Build a Formal Garden Stella
- Label a Stella
- Open your Formal Garden for Judging
- Have Seven Judges rate your Formal Garden
- Design rated Good by most judges
is built in a Small Construction Site
example (beware flowers are added as extra's):
Designing Your Garden
"Choose a pleasing array of flowers and arrange them within a 100-foot radius of your Gazebo, which is probably best built in a scenic area away from too much traffic."
Having less than 7 flowers OR more than 100 flowers within the 100 foot radius prevents you from opening your gazebo for judging! 1 coordinate = 16 feet = about 5 meters. So 100 feet is roughly 6.25 coords (conversion source: Travel)
Choosing a scenic location can be helpful, as making pretty terrain prettier can be short work. You can also use other kinds of buildings to enhance the area, but remember that flowers create quite a bit of lag - you might want to take this in consideration when you build. Also, too many things in one place means that it will be tricky to see it all because of the caps on object rendering...Sometimes less is more.
How to judge a garden
Formal gardens may be judged by any Initiate of Art and Music, and should be judged for beauty and variety of flowers, not raw volume of plant matter.
Keep in mind that the surrounding of a garden, many times, can not be helped - In other words, a garden in the middle of a desert has the potential to be just as spectacular as a garden set up in a highly decorated camp.
Unlike other art Tests, Formal Gardens may be tended after judging has opened.
These flower types are currently available:
- Sea Lilies are obtainable at any University of Worship that has the Horticulture technology is researched.
- Sand Blooms were given as event prizes. Currently, only the "Caliope" variant of Sand Bloom is in game.
- Orchids were given as event prizes. Currently, only the "Avalon" variant of Orchid is in game.
Other types of flowers not currently available in Tale 6 are:
- Rose of Ra is available upon researching Xenobotany
You may request one flower bulb of each type (one Sea Lily and one Rose of Ra) per character at any University of Worship that has researched the required techs (Horticulture for lilies, Xenobotany for roses. but take care...Once you have received a Lily or Rose from a University, you will never be able to get another Lily or Rose from a University - It's a 1 per character type of deal.
If you want any additional varieties, you'll have to trade for them. Some flowers (including all Sand Blooms and Orchids) cannot be gotten from the Universities at all; they come to us through various events and must be traded.
Probably the best method of getting flowers is via trade; there are many crossbreeders who have new strains of flowers for you to plant and/or cross. This is quite useful if you are interested in crossbreeding. Using hybrid bulbs that current breeders have developed means you can advance the progress of breeding rather than redoing the same basic crosses they've done. This means you can reach what would otherwise be difficult color/size combinations more quickly. So do a little homework, and contact breeders.
You can learn more about making new strains of flowers in the Genetics guides.
Where to find and vote on gardens
- Green for recognized (passed) Gardens (use "Gr" prefix on pin)
- Red for unrecognized (unpassed) Gardens (use "Rd" prefix on pin)
|Region||Coordinates||Designer||Theme (if any)||Passed|
|Hinterlands||-2612,-6295||Zhukuram||Pharaoh's Garden: Oasis in the Desert||Yes |
|MV||919, 4846||Dreasimy||Dreasimy's Fountain||Yes|
|7 Lakes||1283, -867||Ariella||The Garden in Eden||Yes|
|7 Lakes||1324, -867||Pascalito||Educational Crosses and Giants||Yes|
|7 Lakes||1474, -988||Tammy & HD||Family Tradition||no|
|7 Lakes||1510, -969||ellorin||no|
|7 Lakes||1414, -1118||Nissim||Nissim's lounge bar & garden||no|
|Sinai||2623, 5409||JosS||In loving memory of Miralda||Yes|
|7 Lakes||821, -1125||JaylenaeYbarre||Relaxation||built 24/06 , passed 25/06|
|Old Egypt||984, 6916||Peabody||Peace||No|
|RP||1495, 2795||Spark||Family and Friends||No|
|RP||1583 2554||GHawkins||Rainbow Rabbit Ranch||No|
|RP||1650, 2865||Jyin||Flowers Infinity||yes|
|RP||1660, 2865||natta||Flowers Infinity||yes|
|7L||1233, -640||Thaine||Garden of Yang||no|
|7L||1233, -640||Chelsis||Garden of Yin||no|
|VoK||-2471, 5502||TreekaSu||Treekas Garden of Wooden Delight||no|
|RP||1289,1880||Nitocris||A Place To Think||no|
|7 Lakes||810,-1145||Thunderstorm||Thunderstorms Tranquility||NO, New 9 jan '13|
|RP||1430, 2980||Riqo||Swirling Beauty||No-built 5 Mar 13|
|RP||1578, 2644||Akana||The Burial Garden of Akana||No-built 9 Sept 13|
|RP||1688, 2290||KailaniLivian||Garden of Ataraxia||Passed 17 Aug 14|