Living Garden

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The mice that live in this garden use the environment to their advantage, fashioning crude armour and weapons from plantlife in order to protect and hoard all the Garden Essences they can find.

Description and Requirements

The Living Garden is a location in the Sandtail Desert region requiring a minimum rank of Baron/Baroness and the Living Garden Key to enter.

After capturing Carmine the Apothecary in the Living Garden, the hunter is transferred to a different version of the location, the Twisted Garden.


These are the shops that can be found in the Living Garden:

Living Garden Mice

Mouse Points Gold Mouse Group Loot
Bark 11,250 1,950 Living Garden Mice Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Calalilly 15,250 2,050 Living Garden Mice Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Camoflower 11,000 1,250 Living Garden Mice Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Carmine the Apothecary 12,500 800 Living Garden Mice Dewdrop
Shroom 12,500 2,650 Living Garden Mice Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Strawberry Hotcakes 14,500 1,950 Living Garden Mice Ber Essence
Dewthief Petal
Thirsty 1,000 1,000 Living Garden Mice Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dewthief Petal
Thistle 9,050 1,150 Living Garden Mice Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal

Mice with Special Requirements

Hunting Strategy

This area is visited twice during the Living Garden sequence. Initially, hunters use ordinary cheese to collect Dewthief Petals required for the cheese needed in the Lost City and Sand Dunes locations. Later, hunters return with Duskshade Camembert obtained from those intermediate areas, in order to catch Carmine the Apothecary and transition to twisted reality.

This area also introduces the Book of Living Recipes, a total of 25 crafting recipes the Hunter must discover by combining Garden Essences and other items.

Dewdrop Minigame

The Living Garden update introduced new minigames on 14 November 2012. The Dewdrop Minigame allows Hunters in the Living Garden to use Sponge Charms to gather Dewdrops. Each Dewdrop collected increases the number of hunts for which it is possible to attract the Thirsty Mouse. For the first 10 Dewdrops, 1 hunt is added. for the next 9, 2 hunts are added, and for the 20th Dewdrop, 7 hunts are added, allowing for a maximum of 35 hunts in which the hunter can attract the Thirsty Mouse, which always drop 1 Ber Essence and 1 Cynd Essence.

After 20 Dewdrops, the bucket is full, and the following message is displayed in the Hunter's Journal:

I've filled up on Dewdrops. Time to pour them out and start attracting Thirsty Mice!

Upon 'pouring', the following message is displayed:

I poured out my collected Dewdrops, and started attracting some thirsty mice for the next X hunts!
I should unequip my Sponge Charms and save them for later.

After the hunts expire, the following message is displayed:

With the ground now dry, the Thirsty mice have retreated.

Adventure Book

Hunters can Obtain a Rift Detector by crafting Dol Essences and purchasing a Rift Detector from the Living Garden Cartographer.

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat Twisted Carmine by catching Carmine the Apothecary with Duskshade Camembert to enter the Twisted Garden.

Hunting tips by Larry

Hail, brave hunter!

You know, I spent so much time staring at this place, wondering what could be inside... Would it be exotic monsters, or crazed plants? But now that I'm here, all I really know is that something weird is going on!

If you watch carefully, you can observe tiny raids from other mouse tribes coming to the garden and stealing the Garden Essences that accumulate here. You can gather your own as well by trapping the mice that reside here, and then put them to use here in the Garden!

If you check the shop, you'll see that you can purchase Sponge Charms for Aleth Essences and use those to collect dewdrops. Collect enough dewdrops and you can cover the ground in moisture, attracting Thirsty Mice who drop even more and better Garden Essences!

While you're here, make sure to collect as many Dewthief Petals as you can - you'll need them to buy cheese to hunt with later on!

Oh, and don't forget to check out the Book of Living Recipes to find out all the incredible new things you can make out of these Garden Essences!

Perhaps much later, you'll find a cheese you can use to come back here and catch rare and powerful mice!

Location-Specific Effects



History and Trivia

  • The Living Garden first appeared on the Travel page on 2 June 2011, but could not be visited.
  • The Living Garden opened on 14 November 2012.


(quick reference)
Gnawnia:  • Meadow   • Town of Gnawnia   • Windmill   • Harbour
 • Mountain
Valour:  • King's Arms   • Tournament Hall   • King's Gauntlet
Whisker Woods:  • Calm Clearing   • Great Gnarled Tree   • Lagoon
Burroughs:  • Laboratory   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
Furoma:  • Training Grounds   • Dojo   • Meditation Room   • Pinnacle Chamber
Bristle Woods:  • Catacombs   • Forbidden Grove   • Acolyte Realm
Tribal Isles:  • Cape Clawed   • Elub Shore   • Nerg Plains   • Derr Dunes
 • Jungle of Dread   • Dracano   • Balack's Cove
Varmint Valley:  • Claw Shot City   • Gnawnian Express Station   • Fort Rox
Queso Canyon:  • Queso River   • Prickly Plains   • Cantera Quarry   • Queso Geyser
Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington IV   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
 • Crystal Library   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
 • Lost City   • Sand Dunes   • Twisted Garden   • Cursed City   • Sand Crypts
Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift • Valour Rift
King's Party Zone:  • Great Gnawnian Games
 • Great Winter Hunt
 • Halloween
 • Lunar New Year
 • MouseHunt Birthday
 • Spring Egg Hunt
 • Valentine's Day
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: Events
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot