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Bloomers- a garden place (base game)

by attuned Posted 27th Dec 2016 at 3:14 PM - Updated 31st Dec 2016 at 4:43 AM by attuned
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Welcome to Bloomers- a garden spot. Owner and host, Oberon O'Dourke, is pleased to have you visit. As many of you know, Oberon is the youngest brother of software mogul, Liam O'Dourke. Cross the bridge over Loch O'Dourke to this special and enchanted place. You will find a beautiful collection of trees and plants, and a greenhouse with a perfect garden. There is a swimming pool and a playground, grills and picnic tables for you to use. Take pictures at the Gazebo, or enjoy an impromptu concert. Finally, there are two shops: The Garden Shop- which sells all manner of gardening supplies, and Butterbot's Jam- a place to find homemade jams and jellies. Come for a treat, and spend the day.

Oberon is a fairy, so if you place a fairy house, Oberon can live on this lot. Keep it zoned community if you want other sims to visit. Oberon will still need a small home lot to receive his mail.
Oberon O'Dourke is not included, but you can download him here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=564314

This is a commercial lot with a perfect garden located inside the greenhouse. There is no roof, but when it starts to get cold you can easily add floor tiles to make a roof and protect the plants from frost. All plants and trees, up to but not including Into the Future, plus all TS3 store plants and trees, are included. This is a base game lot, so if you are missing plants or trees, you can still install the lot, but the missing plants will not appear in the greenhouse. There are 2 each of 56 different plants, for a total of 112 plants. There are also 11 trees. If you experience lag on this lot, try deleting some of the plants. The great thing about a commercial garden is that there are NO gardening tasks required, just harvest the bounty. The lot was built at 345 Riverblossom Hills Drive in Riverview.

If you want to prevent your plants from becoming dormant, please add a flat roof (with floor tiles) to the greenhouse before the weather turns cold.

The lot also includes:
*pond with a bridge
*free-form pool
*gazebo with guitars
*swings and a sandbox
*grills and picnic tables
*restrooms including showers
*two shops (see below)
*a pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch
If you do not have seasons, and so do not have pumpkins, you can remove the fenced-in area near the swings, where the pumpkin patch would be. If you want something different- you can convert it into a cc- free Petting Zoo, thanks to the creativity of MTS artists (see picture at top).

The pond doesn't have fish, but it is easy to add a fish spawner so your sims can fish.

There are two shops, but since this is a base game lot, they do not function as shops unless you add the Savvy Sellers Rugs. The screenshots show cash registers from World Adventure, that are not included.

The Garden Shop has many base game plants, and three from the free store set (see below).

Butterbot's Jam Shop screenshots show cc decor canning jars made by Butterbot. The lot is cc free, but Butterbot has allowed me to upload the jar as a separate file, if you would like to add it to your game. If you have the Canning Station from the TS3 store, you can use the decor jars along with the jars your sims make at the canning station. Also, don't miss Butterbot's brilliant mod for the canning station HERE.

TS3 Store Items
Free TS3 store items, recommended, but not included and not required:

Play tested

Screenshot info:
The lawn mower in the pictures is available here.
"Makin' Hay Poses" available here.
Burnt Waffles Perfect Day lighting mod available here.

Lot Size: 60x60
Lot Price (furnished): 83,600
Lot Price (unfurnished): 76,100

Custom Content (separate download- not required) :
- Decor Canning Jar by Butterbot

Additional Credits:
It takes a village to complete a lot, at least it does for me, so thanks to:

MTS, especially the queue mods
Butterbot for the decor canning jar
Vincent T. and Volvenom for their discerning eyes
Don Babilon for his advice and testing
The helpful members from the Create Forum
The Lot Builders Group
For the Petting Zoo critters:
-Alan_Gast- pig
-Danjaley- hen
-justJones- sheep
For screenshots:
-BrntWaffles for Perfect Day Lighting mod
-Spladoum for "Makin' Hay Poses"
-Mspoodle for the lawn mower

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Bloomers- a garden place.rar 368.3 KB 1,130 27th Dec 2016
ButterbotDecoJar.rar 23.9 KB 746 27th Dec 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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