Building a garden in Minecraft is a good addition 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 relaxing place to catch fish for food.
When most people think of a garden, the first thing that comes to mind is an outdoor space with decorative plants (like trees, bushes, or flowers). However, there are many other ways to build a garden, including inside a house, underground, or even inside a backyard greenhouse.
What goes in a Minecraft Garden?
Once you have a building space (indoors or outdoors), the next step is to decide what will go inside. Here are our suggestions for what to build in a Minecraft garden:
|Pond||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 u
seful to stand in while it is raining or as a place to enchant your gear.
|Flowers||Looks great in nearly any garden.|
|Bridges||If there are any small rivers, a bridge is useful for crossing it.|
|Dock||If your fishing pond is large enough, you can add a fishing dock.|
|Walkways||Guide your visitors with a path.|
|Walls||Adding a walled perimeter can make the garden look more official and luxurious.|
|Benches||Provides a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the surroundings.|
|Lamps||Make your visitors feel safer walking at night with some lights. You can even use redstone to make them only turn on at night!|
|Fountains||Fountains are a nice decoration for any garden, big or small.|
Minecraft Garden Building Tips
Every garden will be different in size, function, and design. For example, some might have a lake while others will have a gazebo or walking trails. As there are so many different ways to build a garden in Minecraft, they are one of our top things to build in the game.
For outdoor gardens, typically you will need landscape the land to get a consistent appearance. Most will be built on flat ground, but adding some hills and steps can add some charm.
Here are our top picks for the best Minecraft gardens to build in 2023!
1. Castle Courtyard
If you’re building a Minecraft castle, one idea could be to build a garden in the courtyard. Many real-life castles have large gardens and for good reason, they look great!
As you can see in this photo, you can make your garden more impressive by adding features like walls, evenly spaced trees, and a central fountain. Visitors will have an easy time figuring out where they should walk with the helpful pathways and guiding hedges.
2. Gazebo Garden
A gazebo is a roofed building that usually allows a full 360 degree view of the surroundings. Why not build one as the centerpiece of your Minecraft garden?
This type of garden uses a circular shallow lake with a central gazebo sitting just above the water. There is a pathway and bridge that provides easy access to the gazebo, offering stunning views of the surroundings.
To mix things up, some changes you could make are to plant trees in the grass portion, adding a fountain, or some walls around the area. Another suggestion could be to build a fancy nether portal right in the middle of the gazebo!
3. Hanging Garden
A garden built with several tiers could be a challenge in Minecraft, but definitely cool nonetheless! This type of garden has multiple levels with hanging edges and fantastic pathways.
This kind of design might be a neat place to build a beacon in Minecraft. Additionally, as it is a little bit off the ground there can be a room or several rooms built inside.
4. Greenhouse Garden
Gardens don’t need to always be outdoors and they can even be built right inside your Minecraft home. 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. Patio Garden
This kind of garden feels like a large outdoor “patio” that doubles as a crop garden with cocoa beans, wheat, carrots, and other food. It would make a good addition to many other types of Minecraft builds and you could even build a little kitchen and do some barbecuing inside!
Some suggestions for changing up this build could be to use hanging lanterns, build multiple patios next to each other, or using hanging vines.
6. Entrance Garden
This build is basically a grand entrance for a castle with large fields of flowers and fountains. It would be a ton of work to build a huge garden like this, but think of how cool even a smaller version would be to build.
Having a large open area like this, near a road, makes it a great place to build Minecraft statues. Statues can go almost anywhere they would be easily visible and can have so many different designs.
7. Koi Pond
A smaller and more compact garden that can fit almost anywhere. It has a more oriental or Asian feel to it and it would look great even indoors.
The curved bridge adds a lot to the character of the garden as does all the different plants used. Now that Minecraft lets you build cherry blossom trees, adding them to a koi pond garden might be a great combination.
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.
That’s all for our best Minecraft garden ideas. Have any suggestions? Leave a comment below!