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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 15:13 — Sarah Martinez
Step into my virtual garden
Are you a garden gamer?
I’ve been getting a daily gardening fix despite the heat. How, you ask? My 8-year-old and I have been logging into Facebook every evening to play GardenQuest. It’s a 3-D game where you buy plants and design/maintain a virtual garden.
So far we’ve acquired quite a collection of roses and perennials. We’re adding some annuals to the mix right now. Yesterday we used our “gold coins” to purchase a Ginkgo tree.
Overall, it’s pretty entertaining. As a real-life gardener I appreciate how the computerized plants resemble the real thing. It’s a virtual garden-world grounded in horticulture reality.
We would love to hear your thoughts on garden gaming. Sound fun? Are you on the bandwagon already? Comment and let us know.
A screenshot of a friend’s GardenQuest landscape. I need to do some more virtual cultivating before I’ll share a pic of what my daughter and I are creating!