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The Alchemy and Nectar Garden

by NumSimish Posted 24th Jul 2013 at 9:33 PM - Updated 28th Aug 2013 at 9:04 AM by NumSimish : Updated my lot.
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Do you like to make nectar, elixirs, coffee or tee? Well, here is the place to get all the ingredients to make it!

This garden is completly CC (Custom Content)-free. I have only used stuff that comes with the DVDs, no content from any site nor EA Store Content.

I have updated it to include the Nectar Maker and the Alchemy Station. Thanks for the advise in comments, Yall!

I´ve taken a notice that Im not the only one that seems to like alchemy and nectar making, so I thought I would share my own Alchemy and Nectar Park with the fellow-makers.
This park has every plant you can use in nectar making process and every plant you need for your alchemy elixirs. There is also all the coffee beans and tee plants in this park.
I have placed some of the most rare of gems and metals in the park, so keep your eyes open for them too!
And last but not least, there is a little shed-bathroom with 3 baths and 1 toilet and a little sitting place outside under the "semi roof" or under the sun!

I have made this park with all expansions and stuff packs installed, but at my best knowledge, you will need these packs to install: World Adventures, Late Night, Supernaturals, Seasons, University Life, Showtime, Pets & Island Paradise. This house is build in the neighborhood that comes with Island Paradise (again I dont know the english name since I have a Danish installation of The Sims 3)

Size and prices:

Furnished: §39.983
Unfurnished: §19.157

Lot size: 30 x 20

Lot type: Little Park (Dont know if that the currect term, I have a danish installation of the Sims 3).

Its unknowd if any of the plants will die sooner og later. I have running with this park for 5 Sims Weeks now, and nothing has died (yet?), but please report if any plants die in your game. I have made space for the sprinklers, and you can upgrade them to be automatic if you want to. I haven´t got around to do that yet, so I dont know any effect of that!

I hope you will enjoy this park as much as I enjoyd to make it :D

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 39.983

Number of bedrooms:
      Not Applicable: For Commercial Lots
Custom Content Included:
      None: No Custom Content included
      Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
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.

World Adventures Late Night Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.55
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#2 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 10:40 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 24th Jul 2013 at 10:54 PM.
lovely. thanks!

[Would be nice if you add the Alchemy station and the Nectar Maker on the Lot, so newbie families can go there to use the equipments and earn some money]
Mad Poster
#3 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 11:34 PM
Love the community lot you've made, NumSimish
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 1:13 AM
This is a cool idea, thanks!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 7:03 AM
such a useful addition to any neighbourhood, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 12:08 PM Last edited by NumSimish : 25th Jul 2013 at 1:13 PM.
Thank you all for liking my work It always a pleasure for me to do something good for y´all :D

douglasveiga @ It was in my mind at some point, but the lot would have to be a little bigger, and I didnt want that for this lot, I was afraid of it wouldnt fit in your neighbourhoods as this goes nicely into many lots (sorry for my bad english) :D

Also my idea was to make a house where there will be a nectar maker and a Alchemy station on there so you could harvest the good plants from this park and make it into nectar or elixirs at home. The home will also have a great garden as a addition to this. Does anyone think a house to this garden would be a great idea?
Field Researcher
#7 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 7:26 PM
This is a very cute garden! Thanks for making it and sharing it with us.

To answer your questions, no, plants on community lots will not die (except for a death flower plant), and you do not have to water the plants, either.

I think that you could add a second level to the little restroom, extend it over the eating area and put the nectar maker and alchemy station in there. Or put them where the bee hives are. Just an idea.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 4:44 PM Last edited by NumSimish : 4th Sep 2013 at 2:15 PM.
Thanks for your imput. I will consider to move the bee hives and figure something out with the nectar maker. Do you guys want an alchemy station also?

I have now updated my lot to include the requested stuff :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Aug 2013 at 3:44 AM
Excelente, muchas gracias!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 23rd Aug 2013 at 8:02 PM
Superb idea, thanks a ton!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 2:21 PM
I love it. I've made my own "Perfect Garden" lot after using many downloaded ones, but I still get sucked into downloading charming looking ones. Thanks you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 1:33 PM
Thanks this is greate.
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Jan 2014 at 12:46 AM
Plants on community lots don't need watering, don't react to fertilizing, and they don't die from neglect. The only exception is a deathflower bush on harvest. Dead plants on community lots (such as harvested deathflower bushes) cannot be revived.

The best use for this lot is to turn it into a residential lot and let your active family buy it as an additional home, which will let your gardeners utilize it for its maximum potential.

If you have the Swift-Gro station from the Stone's Throw Greenhouse (store content that's worth every penny if you're a serious gardener), it'll cause plants within its radius to bloom twice a day (5 AM and 1:30 PM), and it does this on community lots, too. Four Swift-Gro stations would rock this lot whether it remains a community small park or becomes a residential second home.

Nice upload. :D
Test Subject
#14 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 3:43 PM
great idea :)
#15 Old 12th Aug 2014 at 11:39 PM
thank you just what I was looking for to place in many of my worlds.
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Sep 2016 at 12:06 PM
love this lot
NumSimish also recommends you check the following:

If you also think that EA got off at a bad point with the nectar making and elixir making, take a look at these great mods listed below. These makes it a lot eaiser to be a Nectar Maker og Elixir Maker Simmer.

Mix Many Elixirs by douglasveiga

Faster Nectar Making and/or More Bottles by gesimz

Add More Bottles to Your Nectar Racks by Rainbow_Brite