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Alba Garden

by PharaohHound Posted 27th Apr 2017 at 7:43 PM
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Thanks Posts
When Weigela Fuchsia, world famous researcher at Sim State University, thought of how she wished to be remembered, she had only four words for her biographer: "a damn big park". Since the terms of Weigela's will obliged her heirs to build a park in her memory before they'd be granted possession of Weigela's extensive commemorative table lamp collection, her daughters Fern and Fenestraria commissioned a grand public garden in her memory. It was named Alba Garden, after Weigela's late wife, five-star chef of Hogan's Diner, Alba Morus. The park was designed in quarters to celebrate the four central aspects of Weigela's life: scientist, wife, mother, and ardent believer that chess ought to only be played outdoors. Each section is separated by a decorative rill with tiny fountains, which symbolize Weigela's love for tiny fountains. Upon seeing the completed garden, Fern and Fenestraria proudly proclaimed (they only spoke in unison for reasons they never spoke of) "Weigela would've said this was a damn big park!"

Okay, in all seriousness, I've been wanting to create a park for TS3 for a while now. Alba Garden is a bit of a fusion of styles, with a layout based on classical Islamic gardens, and plantings based on English gardens of varying formality. In particular Alba was inspired by the real-life gardens of Bagh-E Fin and quite a few different English gardens. Each of the four quarters in fact symbolize little but offer spaces for a playground, outdoor eating and seating, a grassy area for picnics, and indeed an outdoor chess area. At dawn and dusk the water in the rills sparkles beautifully and reflects the sun and moon. Alba Garden has been a real pleasure to build, and I hope your sims will enjoy it as much as I do.

Lot Info
EPs required: Seasons, Supernatural, and Pets are required to preserve the landscaping. Generations is required only for some of the playground equipment.
Custom content: None!
Size: 30x40. The lot is built with the long side facing the street, but it could easily be rotated in any direction with only the deletion of a few pieces of fence.

Thanks to everyone in the MTS Discord chat who helped me design Alba. You all are awesome!

Lot Size: 30x40
Lot Price (furnished): $58,836
Lot Price (unfurnished): $50,727

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 Pets Supernatural Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.68
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#2 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 7:46 PM
It's beautiful, PH!
#3 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 10:54 PM
Your lot presents a very serene atmosphere, I love it. Thank you for sharing your Garden.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 3:23 AM
So beautiful! Thank you!
Test Subject
#5 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 4:24 AM
This is just to lovely for words. I wonder what it will look like in the fall and winter seasons. Can't wait to see for my self in the game. Thanks for such a beautiful lot!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 6:27 PM
I'm on a CC cleanse at the moment, so I haven't downloaded this yet, but it's definitely bookmarked/favourited for the future! The lot itself is gorgeous, but you really earned my "thanks" just for that description/backstory!
#7 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 10:55 PM
Oh wow, such wonderful landscaping! I can just imagine what a joy it would be to take a virtual stroll in, and maybe take a picnic to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The backstory is pure gold!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 29th Apr 2017 at 1:26 AM
It's gorgeous! Love the story, it reminds me of the sims 2 bios. I also love the idea of using the heather, I've put plants on roofs and trellises like you have, but never heather, (haha unintentional rhyme) making my trellises look messy.
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 30th Apr 2017 at 6:41 AM
I love gardens in the game and this one is very lovely. Thank you!
Destroyer of Worlds
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#10 Old 17th May 2017 at 2:42 PM
How lovely! it's so tranquil!
#11 Old 30th Jun 2017 at 10:47 PM
Oh, it looks lovely! Putting this into my current world right away.