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Virtual Reality (VR) Gardening Experiences

Discover how VR technology is revolutionizing gardening for people with disabilities through therapeutic exploration and interactive plant care.
VR Gardening Experiences for all abilities

Traditional gardening may pose challenges for those with limited mobility or physical disabilities, but VR technology is transforming these barriers into boundless opportunities. With VR Gardening Experiences, users can step into a virtual garden, regardless of their physical limitations, and engage in the soothing act of cultivating plants and flowers.

VR Gardening Experiences are emerging as a groundbreaking and inclusive way for individuals with disabilities to connect with the therapeutic joys of gardening. Imagine immersing yourself in a serene garden, feeling the soft breeze, hearing the rustle of leaves, and witnessing flowers bloom—all within the virtual realm. These experiences extend beyond mere visual simulation; they integrate sensory elements, providing a therapeutic escape for individuals facing physical challenges. VR Gardening becomes a form of interactive meditation, promoting relaxation and mental well-being.

VR Gardening Experiences go beyond the aesthetics. Users can actively participate in the growth process, from planting seeds to nurturing plants. Adaptive controllers and interfaces make it possible for individuals with varying degrees of dexterity to engage with the virtual garden, fostering a sense of accomplishment and connection to nature.

One of the most exciting aspects of VR Gardening is its potential to create virtual communities. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities can come together, sharing their love for plants and gardening without physical limitations. Online platforms and forums dedicated to VR Gardening Experiences provide a space for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and the celebration of a shared passion.

The Best VR Gardening Simulations and Experiences

These experiences offer a range of virtual reality gardening activities, from classic gardening and farming to creative and meditative experiences. Let’s take a look!

Garden of the Sea from Neat Corporation

Garden of the Sea, developed by Neat Corporation, is a VR game that offers a unique take on classic gardening and farming experiences, featuring simple yet responsive interactions. Players are immersed in a magical world where they wake up on a small island and are tasked with growing a garden, nurturing local creatures, furnishing their home, and embarking on adventures across the seas to explore more islands.

The game provides interactive tools designed specifically for virtual reality, allowing players to create raised plant beds, fences, trellises, and various decorations for their garden.

With its emphasis on exploration and creativity, Garden of the Sea offers a refreshing and immersive approach to virtual gardening and farming experiences.

Garden of the Sea from Neat Corporation

VR Garden Oculus Experience

The VR Garden Oculus Experience is a program designed for individuals and groups to draw together as a community in a virtual reality garden. It was developed for Oculus Quest and Rift S, making it ideal for personal and social Oculus players, as well as for use in museums and educational environments. The experience allows people to draw in a VR Garden and other landscapes as an individual or multiplayer freestyle drawing program.

This immersive experience aims to foster togetherness, create connections, and promote community engagement through the shared activity of drawing in a virtual garden.

Garden of the Sea from Neat Corporation
VR Garden Oculus Experience

Fujii VR

Fujii VR is a meditative and rejuvenating VR adventure that includes virtual reality gardening, available on the Oculus Quest. In this game, players cultivate the garden of their dreams in a magical and immersive environment. The experience is designed to be meditative and offers a unique opportunity for players to engage in virtual gardening and exploration.

With simple and intuitive controls, players can interact with the virtual environment, plant and nurture various flora, and create their own tranquil landscape. The game has been praised for its ability to provide a relaxing and immersive experience, making it a standout title in the VR gardening genre.

Fujii VR
Fujii VR experience.


Potioneer: The VR Gardening Simulator is a virtual reality game that offers players the opportunity to engage in gardening and home crafting activities within a VR environment. The game allows players to plant, nurture, and grow their garden using VR mechanics, providing a hands-on experience for tending to virtual plants and greenery. Additionally, players can craft a home within the game by physically hammering wood and nails, adding a unique and interactive element to the experience.

The game’s focus on both gardening and home crafting sets it apart, offering a combination of activities that cater to creative and simulation-oriented players. With its immersive VR environment, Potioneer provides a platform for players to express their creativity and enjoy the meditative aspects of virtual gardening.

Potioneer: The VR Gardening Simulator
Potioneer: The VR Gardening Simulator

University of Salford's THINKlab Garden

The University of Salford’s THINKlab has created an immersive VR experience in Twinmotion for the RHS Bridgewater Garden project, which is Europe’s largest gardening project.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) wanted to visualize its £30 million Bridgewater Garden project ahead of delivery, and the VR experience allowed them to walk around the virtual Orchard Garden of the future, see the fruit trees matured in 10 years’ time, and experience the garden through the seasons. The VR model enables the RHS to experience the space and new garden designs from any angle

This VR experience has been invaluable for the RHS, allowing them to explore the garden ahead of its completion and experience it in different seasons.

The Royal Horticultural Society gardening simulation
The University of Salford’s THINKlab simulation. Image courtesy of THINKlab, The University of Salford.


As VR technology continues to advance, so too will the possibilities for inclusive horticulture. Innovations in AI integration, realistic simulations, and customizable virtual landscapes hold the promise of an even more immersive and tailored experience for users with disabilities.