GW2 Black Lion Garden Plot Deed Guide

An overview of the GW2 Black Lion Garden plot deed available on the gemstore for 1000 gems each.



They cost 1000 gems each and you can have a max of 2 plots in your home instance. Each plots allow you to plant 4 seeds that can be harvested daily.


To get seeds, you purchase from the gardener near the plot. He will have a selection of seeds available initially but some are locked. To unlock the locked seeds, you will need to go into the open world and harvest seeds corresponding to a new collection that unlocks when you purchase the plot.


Here are the seeds and recipes that he sells


Dedicated Gardener Collection

Drop rate for the seeds from the items you need to gather seems to be about 1/3 to 1/4. Some are more tricky to get seeds than others (i.e. Lemongrass)


Garden Antichoke Seed

  • Mount Maelstrom


Garden Blackberry Seed

Iron Marches

  • Ebbing Heart Run
  • Lamprey Grottoes
  • Champion’s Shield
  • Stonesheath Overlook

Sparkfly Fen

  • Fort Cadence
  • Darkweather Rise

Timberline Falls

  • Gentle River
  • Gyre Rapids
  • Nonmoa Lake
  • Scale Strand
  • Hunting Banks
  • Serpent Stones

Garden Butternut Squash Seed

  • Fireheart Rise


Garden Cactus Seed

  • Cactus in Dry Top/Silverwastes

Garden Cayenne Pepper Seed

Fireheart Rise

  • Forge Plains
  • Havoc Steppes
  • Keeper’s Sanctum
  • Simurgh Timberland

Straits of Devastation

  • Bramble Pass
  • Fort Trinity
  • Half Circle Cove
  • Plinth Timberland

Garden Clove Seed

  • Found in Mature Herbs (40-70 areas) and Verdant Herbs (55-70 areas)

Garden Garlic Seed

  • Found in all sorts of herbs

Garden Grape Seed

  • Fields of Ruin

Garden Kale Seed

Blazeridge Steppes

  • Soot Road
  • Twin Sisters Crossing

Fields of Ruin

  • The Siege Plains
  • Vulture’s Sweep
  • Warrior’s Crown

Garden Leek Seed

Sparkfly Fen

  • Astrozintli Forelands
  • Saltflood Mire
  • Thundertroll Swamp
  • Toade’s Head

Mount Maelstrom

  • Criterion Canyon
  • Dysphoric Rim
  • Govoran Terraces
  • Judgment Rock
  • Whitland Flats

Garden Lemongrass Seed

  • Cluster of Herbs (Straits of Devastation)

Garden Parsnip Seed

  • Frostgorge Sound (Winter Root Vegetables)
    • Arundon Vale
    • Frostwalk Tundra

Garden Passion Fruit Seed

  • Southsun Cove/Ember Bay (Blooming Passiflora, Passiflora)

Garden Potato Eye

  • Plains of Ashford


Garden Raspberry Seed

Fireheart Rise

  • Fuller Cistern
  • Icespear’s Shelf
  • Pig Iron Mine
  • The Toughstone

Frostgorge Sound

  • Arundon Vale
  • Frostwalk Tundra
  • Glacial Collapse
  • Highpeaks
  • Wayward Climb
  • Trionic Lattice (above)
  • Leopard’s Tail Valleya
  • Refuge Shore
  • Shattered Ice Floe

Garden Saffron Seed

  • Found from Black Crocus in Cursed Shore, Malchor’s Leap, Siren’s Landing

Garden Spinach Seed

  • Gendarran Fields


Garden Strawberry Seed

  • Diessa Plateau


Garden Sugar Pumpkin Seed

  • Bloodtide Coast


Garden Tarragon Seed

  • Cluster of Herbs (Straits of Devastation), Verdant Herbs (55-70 areas)

Metabolic/Utility Primer Recipes

These primers only last two hours and are account bound on acquire. The new flowers required to make these are also account bound and obtained from these Black Lion plots only.Recipes require 400 artificer.


  • Ayakaru

    so.. no truffles?

    • SierraNox

      Snow Truffles & Orrian Truffles are already nodes you can add to your home instance…

      • Ayakaru

        For a literal shit ton of gold.
        And that’s 1 hit a day, when this patch could’ve meant 4 hits.
        So no flax or truffles are a deal breaker for me

        • Ares Zax

          They’ve included nodes as part of the long-term rewards for Statuettes, so expect the price of the nodes to come down. Also, some of the plants you can plant are actually worth MORE than flax. 🙂

        • TJ

          what the big deal about flax? I see a ton of it, in just walking into any of the Heart of thorns area, but it not really a worth while get, unless i am missing something

          • Ayakaru

            Flax is used in large quantities for making linseed oil

            • TJ

              ahh, i just sell the seeds as i hit a stack, so I guess I never knew.

        • Kate O-o

          2 plots, so 8 hits, it’s a shame, but I get it. I’d be so mad if my awesome hypothetical expensive node was suddenly trash. I still really need to get the orrian truffle node…

  • Aaronication

    aww… no flax:(

    • Neo_Genesis

      Maybe because there is already a flax harvesting node?

      I didn’t see truffles either and those also have nodes already too.

  • MT

    Cute idea! But not for me.

  • Daaw Daw

    seen one in dragon age,seems anet finally played some old games.

  • GGA

    So the game is becoming archeage with garden options, whats next housing ?

    • Trillium

      thou I’d prefer more a minigame for gardening

    • Alot

      Don’t taunt me with the dream of getting a customization home instance -.-

      • LOL Really?

        I really want this, Alot.

      • Shaggy

        its pretty easy to do, im not sure why every mmo hasnt done it.
        old ones have toyed with it, but it seems the WoW generation of mmos just totally skipped it.

        • Alot

          I’d assume its a question of storage space – as in how much memory does it require to store individual home layouts when compared to the data for guilds halls. If we ever do get them they will probably be the poster offering for an expansion though – like guild halls and mounts were for HoT and PoF respectively.

        • Answerer

          Because it adds nothing, but costs tremendous resources of which anet doesn’t have much.
          I’d rather they spend their resources on actual content

    • Karen

      Player housing in Gw2 would suck and wouldn’t be worth anyone’s time.

      • McGamer

        Speak for yourself, because you certainly don’t speak for me.

  • Valka

    The missing crops from the achievement are:
    Butternut Squash
    Cayenne Pepper
    Passion Fruit
    Sugar Pumpkin

  • Alot

    Wonder if friends can harvest from this? Its a fairly expensive purchase to grow veggies from – the most useless crafting mats in the game.

    On the other hand the last vendor tab lists recipes for flask of utility primer and guaranteed purple/grey dye unlock. Oh my :/

    • AriaFiresong

      They can.

      • Alot


  • Suan

    Very interesting, either this is ANet way of telling us that there will not be housing as a next big feature with the 3th expansion as some leaks said or perhaps it’s the other way around and they are prepping us for it.

    • Joe

      what leaks are you referring to?

    • Alot

      If we get housing I’m pretty sure all our bought nodes will appear there – in the same way they appear in every racial home instance.

  • Ardenwolfe

    Seems way too expensive and complicated for the amount of gems being asked.

  • Ardenwolfe

    Thank you for posting this!

  • TJ

    it odd that there seem like there is room for 3 plots.
    also does this work like other node, 1 a day per account. or if my partner get a set, could I farm from her also, like I let her use my nodes?

    • Alot

      Not the lesson I’d have liked them to learn but one of the statements Anet made after the rng mount loot box outrage was that they had come to the conclusion that they were wrong to release all 30 of the rng mounts at the same time – as opposed to making them all rng based to begin with -.-

      Its possible that they releasing 2 plots now and will release the third one later to avoid the player backlash it supposedly creates.

    • Hydra

      Sadly, at this time, only the home owner can harvest those plots. And yes, it is once a day like other nodes

      • TJ

        My partner was able to use it too. What I was wondering, if she have a plot, would we be able to harvest from her instance too.

  • Jsvkkie

    Cant u get the lemongrass seed from ember bay lemongrass farm?

  • Alot

    Bit off topic but I still can’t believe they never made a home instance for all of those orphans wondering destitute around the streets during wintersday – the ones you give literal pieces of junk to before riding off to farm more “karma”.

    Make the option to start your own orphanage free (as in no gems required) but you need to input a vast quantity of resources (foods, herbs, paper and some basic scribing productions like chairs and tables) before the divinity’s reach authorities (who are doing such a marvelous job as is) will allow you to house orphans. The stacks of supplies at your orphanage go down every day (based on how many orphans you trying to cater for) and if your orphanage runs out of any supply groups the divinities reach people will retract your orphan housing licence until the next Wintersday when you can start again. Orphan node gives a single karma item each day per visit for each orphan you housing and the size of the karma item increases for each 3 months you manage to keep the orphanage operational. Black lion gem purchases to stop supply decay for 1 month and permanently cater for one orphan freely (except for furniture which will always decay albeit very slowly and will reduce karma rewards when depleted, not evict your orphans) and friendlier messages in the case that you lose your orphan housing permits. Random (very low chance) of orphans actually getting adopted each month and leaving you a viewable crayon drawing on a wall.

    • Mr. Principal

      What about the refugees..!?

      • Alot

        Every refugee in this game is a well clothed, able bodied 20-30 year old fleeing to provinces who’s work forces have repetitively been decimated by the invasions of elder dragons, sylvari rainbow troopers and now (for convenience) undead popping out of portals – plus the inevitable re-engineered scarab plague. Pretty sure this particular batch of refugees will find some role to keep themselves occupied -.-

    • Thedtsniper

      Orphan slaves, I love it!

  • Heather Ward

    Can you change the seeds you use at your leisure??

    • Heather Ward

      Also, can home instance guests dig the plants??

      • Yes they can

        • Heather Ward

          Thank you very much for responding. 🙂 I got 2k gems for my birthday today…know what I’m going to spend it on now!

          • Mr. Principal

            Happy birthday..!

            • Heather Ward

              Thank you!! <3

      • iqValentin

        I think your guests have to farm BEFORE you; because once you farm, the plants change to their growing state.
        Not sure if that’s a feature or a bug.

        • Kate O-o

          does not have to be done before you. They change to growing for you, but on their screen, it’s still fully grown. Tested today with a guildy. It’s a feature to remind you you farmed them for the day but that they’ll be back tomorrow

    • Yup, just have to remove the ones you had on them previously.

  • Sugar

    Are there any achievement points tied to this?

  • Dylan Gillespie

    I just got seeds from the plot itself and from my home plants so that’s cool

  • Cory Estreen

    You are missing the guarranteed dye recipes and how to get the said ingredients. Thanks!

  • Clove seeds only drop from plants in the maguula jungle areas, and not in other regions.

  • Cytos Lpagtr

    further testing is required but so far it seems that people you bring with you CAN harvest the plants you planted using this garden, but only under this condition:

    the nodes must have been available for you to harvest when you opened the instance

    aka. you CAN harvest them first and the guests after you. but what you can’t do is harvest them, then leave the instance, open it again, and expect your guests to harvest them as well.

  • RosiesRed

    Finished the collection and the dye unlocks say it will unlock a random dye you don’t already have and that the dyes are account bound on acquire. Anyone know what happens if you already have all the dyes?

  • Mike Yorku

    Turnip for what? :p

  • Tsar CUBE

    This COULD have been a great game addition if not locked behind a damn 1k gem wall…

  • james

    i have 20 of the seed pouches what is the 12st?

  • james

    i mean the 21 seed

  • James Blinston

    what is the 21st seed to collect ive got all the rest? please help

  • Max Alexander Hanna

    I can’t find the lemongrass seeds anymore

  • Aidda

    Gem Store Garden Plot. Let me guess you just got your garden
    plot and needed help. Well you came to the right place. Here are Way points for
    all seed locations in alphabetical order. I also have a video that shows all these locations with timestamps.


    Start with straits of devastation and there is 8 node in a corner

    mount maelstrom

    [&BOwCAAA=] and [&BNICAAA=]


    sparkfly fen all over the zone

    then iron marches start south and hug the west side of the map going north


    [&BOIBAAA=] [&BM0BAAA=] [&BEgCAAA=]

    Butternut squash

    Fireheart rise and cayenne pepper there so will be
    heading east

    Now if you really need it to Frostgorge sound for one
    more node area

    In FS you can get parsnip from the winter from the winter
    root vegetables

    [&BB0CAAA=] [&BHgCAAA=]


    I went to the silverwaste


    Cayenne Pepper

    Straits of Devastion and Fireheart Rise

    [&BB0CAAA=] and [&BOwCAAA=]


    Rng plants can be found in mature or verdant herbs

    Mount Maelstorm


    Head of Garlic

    Straits of Devastation and head down

    The other location is gendarran fields

    Iron marches



    field of ruins and also lorarn pass

    [&BE8BAAA=] [&BOgAAAA=]


    Field of ruin if going from grapes just go north

    And then go to Blazeridge Steppes toward



    I started in sparkfly for other things and got mine there

    Frostgorge sound

    Mount Maelstorm

    [&BLQDAAA=] [&BHwCAAA=] [&BMkCAAA=]

    Head south

    Straits of Devastation head down toward coast



    Harvested rng
    from winter root vegetables and those are in Frostgorge sound

    [&BHgCAAA=] [&BHwCAAA=]

    Passion fruit

    Southsun cove



    Metrica Province small jumping
    And plaints of ashford

    [&BEIAAAA=] [&BMcDAAA=]


    I got in frostgorge sound

    Head south toward the vista

    Fireheart Rise Toughstone bc there is only one node

    [&BHoCAAA=] [&BCICAAA=]


    From cursed shore start at waypoint and only so far as
    half the map

    hen waypoint over to Malchor’s Leap and hug the wall
    close to the hp between Follower’s Bridge and Bayt Fallahin

    [&BOQGAAA=] [&BA8DAAA=] [&BA8DAAA=]


    Gendarran fields on a hill to the west of proven shore

    Brisband wildlands and south karston chambers

    [&BOQAAAA=] [&BE0AAAA=]


    Kessex hills


    Sugar Pumpkin Cookies

    Bloodtide Coast to Lorantl Grounds poi

    Iron Marches

    [&BKcBAAA=] [&BNoBAAA=]

    Tarragon Leaves

    Straights of Devastation and head south

    Mount maelstrom has a few verdant herbs from bard’s
    valley to gautlet gulch

    [&BOwCAAA=] [&BMwCAAA=]

    I hope this helps someone

    aidda out


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