Gardens are a super cool thing to build in Minecraft! They’re a nice decoration you can add to nearly any build, whether it’s a house, a castle, or a town.
Most gardens don’t serve much purpose other than to be a decoration or a nice place to go fishing. Every garden will be different in size, function, and design. For example, some gardens might have a lake while others will have a gazebo or walking trails.
There is a lot of flexibility with size as well and a garden can be as big or small as you want! Keep in mind that gardens will often require some degree of landscaping and terraforming.
Here are our top picks for the best Minecraft gardens to build in 2023!
1. Castle Garden
If you’re building a castle, one Minecraft garden idea could be to build an impressive outdoor area in a courtyard within the walls. Many real-life castles have large gardens and a cool one that comes to mind is the Palace of Versailles in France.
2. Gazebo Garden
This Minecraft garden build uses a circular shallow lake with a central gazebo ontop of the water. Pretty cool!
The garden wouldn’t be complete without some flowers of course. You can mix things up by changing the types and colors of flowers used in the build.
3. Babylon Hanging Garden
A garden built with several tiers would be a challenging thing to build, but definitely cool nonetheless! This type of garden has multiple levels with hanging edges and fantastic pathways.
I think this kind of garden might be a neat place to brew your potions or even store your items. Since it is a little bit off the ground, there can be a room or several rooms built inside.
4. Indoor Garden or Greenhouse
Gardens don’t need to always be outdoors and they can even be built right inside your Minecraft house. This cute little greenhouse could fit inside so many houses and will let in plenty of sunlight.
An indoor garden or greenhouse is a great way to grow food (unless you’re wanting to build an automatic farm). You can really easily have some wheat plants, carrots, or other veggies growing for those times you need easy access.
5. Rustic Garden
When I think of a rustic garden, this is what I think of! It reminds me of almost a large outdoor “patio” that doubles as a crop garden with cocoa beans, wheat, carrots, and other food.
This type of Minecraft garden would look great inside of a city, town, or even just beside your house.
6. Massive Garden
This garden is basically a grand entrance for a Minecraft castle. It would be a ton of work to build a courtyard like this, but think of how cool even a smaller version would be to build.
7. Koi Pond Garden
A smaller and more compact garden that can fit almost anywhere. It has a more oriental/Asian feel to it and I think it would look great even indoors.
8. Flower Garden
Want a simple outdoor Minecraft garden that is fairly small but still beautiful? Look no further! This design has a small lake, flowers, pathways, fencing, and a small structure.
Don’t forget that some of the newer biomes have lots of flowers in them too. It might be easier to find a flower biome than to plant all these flowers yourself.
Things to Build in Your Minecraft Garden
- Fishing Pond or Lake – A body of water that you can fish in. This can be natural or man-made.
- Gazebo – A small roofed structure in your garden. Can be useful to stand in while it is raining or as a place to do your enchanting.
- Trees, plants, and flowers – Having some nature in your garden is almost mandatory!
- Bridges – If there’s any small rivers or water in your garden, a bridge is useful for crossing it.
- Fishing Dock – If your fishing pond is large enough, you can consider adding a wooden Minecraft dock to fish from.
- Cottage – If the garden is large enough, a cozy little cottage can be a really nice touch.
- Walkways – Some pathways (even made from dirt) around your plants are a great feature.
- Walls & Ceilings – Indoor gardens like those in an underground Minecraft base will look nicer with cool walls and a ceiling!
- Benches – Making some benches from wooden stair blocks and signs as armrests gives a nice aesthetic.
- Garden Lamps – Make your garden nicer to walk around at night with some lights. You can even use redstone to make them only turn on at night!
- Fencing – Keep mobs (or other players) out of your garden and make it feel a bit more private.
- Fountains – Fountains are a nice decoration for any garden, big or small.
- Windmills – Why not build a cool Minecraft windmill close to your garden?
That’s all for our best Minecraft garden ideas. Have any suggestions? Leave a comment below!