Gardening is thought to be one of the most relaxing hobbies that a person can get involved in. Gardening allows you to get in touch with the earth and watch something grow that you started working with as a simple seed. However, there are a lot of factors that go into gardening that can make it difficult. Weather, timing, climate, and much more can all lead to reasons that your garden may not succeed. Luckily, with technology and video games, there are a plethora of options available to build a garden in the digital world. Here are some great gardening video games to try out.

Gardening Mama Gardening Mama is a popular game for the Nintendo DS handheld system. This game is adds to the popular Mama series of games, but adds a new spin while making a garden that allows you to plant and grow different types of vegetation. In Gardening Mama, you can grow fruits and vegetables, as well as different types of flowers and herbs. You get to decide what types of seeds you will use, the fertilizer you want to add, how often you water the plants, and every other aspect of the growing process. Another great mix on the game is the ability to play multiplayer, as you go up against other players from around the world. Not only is Gardening Mama an addictively fun game, but it’ll teach you how to manage different types of plants in a garden.

Plant Tycoon If you like games like The Sims or Sim City, than you’re likely to love Plant Tycoon. Plant Tycoon offers a great story line that you play along as you learn to plant and create new combinations for plants. After your plants have harvested, you can sell them to make money and upgrade your entire setup. The game is very addicting and will keep you working hard in order to bolster your garden. Along with a creative story mode and gameplay, Plant Tycoon also has great graphics that truly detail each plant to demonstrate the beauty of the things you grow. This is a great plant-simulator game that will be sure to keep you busy for hours.

Viva Piata Viva Piata is a game for the Xbox 360 that allows you to create a living garden that is full of exciting species and characters. Not only does Viva Piata include plants, but you can also add ponds and other landscaping items to your garden. Along with your garden, you can also create piatas that come to life and begin to roam around your garden. This cute addition to the game adds a level of enjoyment that is not found in other gardening series. And best yet, if you have access to Xbox Live online play, you can also connect with users online to compare gardens and play with one another. Viva Piata is a great game to play with the family, but is also perfect for solo players as well.

Bryant Nicholson has been playing video games for nearly 33-years. Ever since he got his hands on his first gaming platform, he hasn’t been able to put down the games and post his articles in this blog. He has also learned the enjoyment and fun of gardening in his later years, so he loves it even more when he can combine the two passions.