Garden Like Busy Bees!
The FIFTH annual Grow-A-Thon has returned to the Commons! Whack the bushes and gather their bounty so that you can plant flowers and trees in the Event area to make yourself a gorgeous garden. Impress the judges every 20 hours to earn Spring tokens to buy this year’s Custom Items. You need to impress the previous judge to get a rating from the next one.
Plus, fill your magnificent garden with critters! There are 5 to get throughout the event, starting with the Squirrel today! On platforms with friends, you can send out requests for a free one. On platforms without, you get a free one when the animal unlocks from the animal vendor! The tool-tip when you hover the critter in the store has their unlock date!
Also returning is the Gorgeous Garden contest! Check back next week for more details!
George has such a terrible green thumb, he’ll be looking for you to help him out trying to grow a plant for the first (or third) time.
Spring usually means spring cleaning, right? Freddy needs some help cleaning up his house. It’s gotten a little bit spooky. Cleaning items can only be whacked in his house.
Timmy wants to wake his turtle up from its hibernation after that long, cold winter. Aid him in finding things to tempt it back to consciousness.
New for 2016:
This year's event contains 6 new colours of violets for your awesome pixel art, as well as a flower to grow for a mini bonus!
We've added 10 new Quests!
Help the bees by building them a new home! As well, each Judge will have a request for you!
Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERTThere are a total of TWELVE possible achievements to earn in the Spring Garden 2016 event.
Achievements Returning for 2016
Flower Master- You’ve grown 1 of each common plant in the Spring Event!
Beast Master- You’ve gotten every animal in the Spring Event.
Spring Decorator- You’ve bought 3 of each planter and 1 Watering Can.
Impressive- You impressed all of the Gardening Judges in the Spring Event.
Most Impressive- You got the highest mark from the final Gardening Judge in the Spring Event! Five Days at Freddy's - Complete all of Freddy's Spring Daily Quests!
Added/Changed for 2016
Spring Token Trader - You bought all the 2016 Spring Garden event items!
Beekeeper - You completed the Spring Garden beehive quests. Spring Botanist - You collected flowers for all the Spring Garden judges.
We also have 3 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.
Garage Sale Connoisseur - Purchase all the 2015 Spring Event items!
Spring Spender- Purchase all the 2014 Spring Event items!
Fresh Year Round- Purchase all the 2013 Spring Event items!
*The Spring mini-golf piece is not required for the Spring Token Trader achievement.
Pet PacksNew 2016 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)
Previous Year Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)
Pink Flower - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Mana!
Pet Rock - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Power!
Grasshopper - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Gold!
Fennec Fox - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Chocolate (random energy, mana, and power.)
Pig in Boots - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Mud (random energy, mana, and power.)
Ladybug - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Leaves (random energy, mana, and power.)
Spring Chicken - Adds to your max Power, up to 15 points at level 40.
Singed Raccoon - Adds to your max Mana, up to 20 points at level 40.
Post your green thumb adventures and questions on the forum!
The event will run until Friday May 13th at Noon PDT!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I find the seeds?
Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.
- How do I grow plants?
There are the planters outside the garden to grow flowers in. If you click on them, you can see the plant store. Each plant has a different cost and grow time to get you your event progress points. You start with 4 free planters.
- Is it good to buy extra planters for growing the plants?
If you have the seeds to spare and prefer to plant long-growing plants, then yes, it’s worth it.
- How do I get the Decorator achievement?
If you go into the gardening area, the store button ($) has a selection of garden decorating items, where you can find the planter styles and watering can. These items also cost seeds.
- What are the possible seed combinations for Farmer MacDonald’s quest?
You can choose seeds that grow either Energy or Gold, and then choose between 20, 15, 4, and 3 hours of growth time.
- Why do my custom seeds cost Gold to plant?
You created the combination, which is unlocked until they expire. Just like normal plants, they cost Gold for planting. We don't award a flat number of seeds, because not all players have the same amount of farm plots. This way, you get to choose how many you end up growing. :)
- Why don’t my custom seeds last longer?
Because they're OP! Enjoy them while they last. :)
- How do I please the judges?
Just keep growing plants. As your event progress increases, you will impress the judges more and more. You DO NOT need to place them in your garden if you don't wish to. The plants still count for progress.
- Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the judges?
No, judges do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.
- What adds to my event progress?
Growing plants worth points and completing the side quests. To get the points from your plants, you don't even need to place them in your garden! Just grow them!
- Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.
- Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.