The Ancient Gardener is a new craftable piece of Timebending Furniture in Disney Dreamlight Valley introduced in the A Rift in Time DLC. This tool eases farming in the game by allowing automatic watering and harvesting of crops, simplifying the gardening process significantly. The Ancient Gardener comes in two variants: the Basic and Advanced Ancient Gardener. Both versions allow you to harvest ready crops all at once, using Mist as a resource. These tools can be positioned and placed using furniture placement mode and are crafted at a Timebending Table. Once crafted, they become part of your Timebending Collection, allowing you to farm efficiently.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Ancient Gardener
To craft any Ancient Machine, including the Ancient Gardener, you first need the Royal Hourglass. This item, combined with the Isle’s Time Bending Station, allows you to craft new items like the Ancient Gardener.
Before crafting the Ancient Gardener, upgrade your Hourglass at a Timebending Table. There are three levels of the Ancient Gardener: Basic, Regular, and Advanced. Each level unlocks with the respective upgrade of your Hourglass, from Level 1 to Level 3.
Basic Ancient Gardener
- 2,000 Mist
- 2 Ancient Cores (Level 1)
- 3 Ancient Gears
- 3 Ancient Pipes
Regular Ancient Gardener
- 3,500 Mist
- 2 Ancient Cores (Level 2)
- 5 Ancient Gears
- 5 Ancient Pipes
- 1 Basic Ancient Gardener
Advanced Ancient Gardener
- 5,000 Mist
- 2 Ancient Cores (Level 3)
- 7 Ancient Gears
- 7 Ancient Pipes
- 1 Regular Ancient Gardener
How to Use the Ancient Gardener?
Position the Ancient Gardener near a plot of tilled land or a new one. The area it will cover is shown during placement. Interact with the Gardener and provide it with seeds. Note that all seeds must be of the same crop type — mixing is not allowed.
The Gardener will automatically plant and water all crops within its range. This includes manual plantings by the player. Once the crops grow, return to the Ancient Gardener to collect them. Remember, the Gardener’s operation costs Mist, with the amount increasing based on the number of seeds given.
Maximize the Gardener’s efficiency by placing it in areas with a high concentration of crops. Keep an eye on your Mist levels to ensure continuous operation of the Gardener. Choose crops that are most beneficial for your current goals in the game, whether it’s for quests, selling, or recipes.
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