How to build Greenhouses in The Sims 4: Haven kit, Gardening, more

Emily Stander
A Greenhouse in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 base game has a lot of items you can use to build expansive houses and structures to make the world you play in a little more colorful. But, for those of us who love nurturing plants, can you build Greenhouses? If you have the Haven kit, you can, and here is everything you need to know about it. 

While The Sims 4 base game has plenty of items to play around with, expansions like the Haven kit allow players to get a little more creative. Specifically, if you want to dive into a world of plants, it lets you build Greenhouses. 

That’s not the only thing you can do with it, as the expansion also has quite a few new plants, skills, storage, and more that can turn you into the ultimate gardener. 

Here is everything you need to know about building Greenhouses and nurturing plants in The Sims 4. 

How to build a Greenhouse in The Sims 4

To build a Greenhouse in The Sims 4, you need the Haven kit, which gives you the necessary building materials to do so. 

A Sim in a Greenhouse
You can build Greenhouses with the Haven kit.

In The Sims 4 base game, unfortunately, players are not able to truly build Greenhouses with the materials available. With the Haven kit, however, this became possible – especially because the kit specifically focuses on letting players who love plants get a lot more creative. 

More accurately, the Haven kit has a range of windows and doors that you can add to your building to give it a Greenhouse effect. 

The Haven kit does have a wide range of windows to choose from, which means you can get quite creative with how you set up your Greenhouse. With all that sun coming in, too, it means that you can be a little more self-sustainable or even go off-the-grid. 

A Greenhouse in The Sims 4
Make sure to use as many glass items as you can to get the Greenhouse feel.

Step by step, here is how to build a Greenhouse: 

  1. Enter the building mode. 
  2. Construct a building with normal walls in the shape you want. 
  3. Place glass windows all around the building. 
  4. Place glass doors where you see fit. 
  5. Use the glass roof to cover it. 

Making your Greenhouse in this way ensures that it will be protected, especially if you have the Seasons pack. Covering your building in glass means the sun has plenty of space to get in and help your plants thrive. 

You can also change swatches and throw other types of windows, doors, and roofs into the mix to give it the feel you desire. Make sure to get creative with it!

The Haven kit also comes with new items that help you build a more realistic Greenhouse, including starter seedlings, planter pot stacks, planting tables, and hanging flower baskets. To give your Greenhouse a more authentic look, it’s essential to make use of these items when your Greenhouse has been built. 

How to Garden in The Sims 4

Sims 4 players can level their Gardening skill by purchasing a Garden Pot, Garden Planter, Garden Patch, or Vertical Garden

A Sim Gardening in The Sims 4
You can plant a range of different seeds while gardening.

While the Garden Patch and Vertical Garden are exclusive to the Cottage Living and Eco Lifestyle packs respectively, the Garden Pot and Planter are available in the base game. Here is how to Garden in The Sims 4:  

  1. Buy some seeds. You can do so by clicking on the Garden Pot and selecting the ‘Purchase Seeds’ option. 
  2. Open your inventory, choose the Seed Packet, and select ‘Open Seed Packet.’
  3. Click and drag the seeds to where you want to plant them. 
  4. Once it’s placed, click it and select ‘Plant.’ 

As your plants grow, you can speak to them and fertilize them to increase your Gardening skill. This will unlock more options as you increase your level. Once your plant reaches a certain level, you can let it evolve to a higher quality. 

That’s everything to know about building Greenhouses and nurturing plants in The Sims 4! If you want to read more about AAA titles coming in 2024, you can check out our guides below.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]