The Sims 4: Seasons has given us a new career, the gardener career! Your sim can now choose to become a botanist and learn about plants, or become a floral designer and start making beautiful flower arrangements.

This is a great career option for any sim, and can even be done from home! Let’s learn all about the career and how to get to the highest level of the gardener career with ease.

A screen shot from The Sims 4: Seasons with sims gardening in the background

Traits for the Gardener Career

Choosing the right traits for a sim’s future career is a great idea if you want to make it happen more quickly for them. The only trait that you can choose for your sim that may be helpful is the loves the outdoors trait since a gardener sim will spend so much time outside.

You also have the option to purchase the super green thumb reward trait using your satisfaction points. This trait is going to make it so your sim’s plants have “amazing vitality” and will last longer, be higher quality, and make you more money.

Lot Traits for the Gardener Career

Lot traits are a really awesome way to make things your sim does around their home go more smooth, or get them to earn skills quicker. You can learn more about lot traits here!

The first lot trait you should consider is the homey lot trait, this one will help your sim gain the gardening skill more quickly.

The second lot trait should be great soil because this lot trait makes gardening tasks go more smoothly. They will grow faster, and higher quality!

Degrees That Help This Career

If you have The Sims 4: Discover University installed, your sim can choose to go to school and get a degree. These degrees are going to help your sim to earn more money, get more vacation time, and start their career at a better level.

If you’re looking to go into the floral designer branch of this career, you should look into a degree in fine art. If you’re looking to go into the botanist branch of this career, you should look into a degree in biology.

Check Out a Complete List of Degrees Here!

Working Form Home

The Gardener career is one of many that give you the option to work from home instead of going to work each day, your sim will be able to stay home with their kids and make money easily without going off into a rabbit hole.

Each day before your sim is scheduled to start work, a pop up will appear asking if you want to go to work, work from home, or take paid time off.

Clicking work from home will change your career panel to having tasks that your sim must complete by the time their next shift starts. They will get money at the end of each task, and may get a bonus the next day before they start.

Usually, the work from home tasks only take a few hours compared to a full day at work, so it can be a great option if your sim has more than one interest.

Gardener Career Levels

Being in the beginning stages of the gardening career is pretty easy, but you aren’t going to make a ton of money in this career. The pay raises are minimal and it seems to take forever to make a real income, so it’s important to supplement your income by having a decent sized garden.

Your daily task for these four levels of the career is going to be to harvest harvestables anyway, so you’ll need at least a few plants to get this task done.

The only skill your sim will need to work on in this part of the career is their gardening skill, so you don’t need to focus on anything else!

Rank1
Job TitleDirt Digger
Hourly Wage§20
ScheduleS S T T 8 am – 3 pm
Daily Pay§140
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Gardening Level 2
Promotion Rewards None
Rank2
Job TitleSoil Sifter
Hourly Wage§21
ScheduleS S T T 8 am – 3 pm
Daily Pay§147
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Gardening Level 3
Promotion Rewards §300, Starter Herbs Seed Packet
Rank3
Job TitleSeed Scatterer
Hourly Wage§23
ScheduleS S T T 7 am – 2 pm
Daily Pay§161
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Gardening Level 4
Promotion Rewards §400, Garden Planter Box, Starter Fruits Seed Packet
Rank4
Job TitleLeaf Cutter
Hourly Wage§25
ScheduleS S T T 7 am – 2 pm
Daily Pay§175
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Gardening Level 5
Promotion Rewards §500, Sprinkle-O-Matic 2001, #1 Mom Wall Decal, Seasonal Summer Plants

Garender Unlocks (Before Branch)

As you work through different careers in The Sims 4 your sim will be awarded with different CAS or build mode unlocks. The gardening career has a few fun unlocks for your sim to enjoy.

First, your sims are going to get some starter herbs, fruits, and summer plants in the form of seed packets. These can be opened by your sim and planted to earn a bit of side income.

You’ll also unlock a new garden planter box to use in your garden, as well as a wall decal called #1 Mom, and a new sprinkler!

Botanist Branch

“Do you have an interest in the science side of plants? Then use your knowledge to improve on nature! Botanists will analyze plants, write papers, and can eventually earn grants. You’ll also be eaten by…er…work with a lot of Cowplants.”

As a member of the botanist branch your focus is going to go from just gardening, to learning more about the plants which incorporates the logic skill into this career.

Your sim will need to max out both the logic skill and the gardening skill throughout this career, so you should start working on them early. Thankfully, the hourly pay in this career gets better as you get further along.

Botanist Branch Levels

Rank5
Job TitlePlant Nerd
Hourly Wage§40
ScheduleM T W T F 9 am – 5 pm
Daily Pay§320
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Logic Level 2 and Gardening Level 6
Promotion Rewards §600, Cowplant Berry
Rank6
Job TitleStem Researcher
Hourly Wage§45
ScheduleM T W T F 9 am – 5 pm
Daily Pay§360
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Gardening Level 7 and Logic Level 4
Promotion Rewards §700, The Drifter
Rank7
Job TitleSap Splicer
Hourly Wage§70
ScheduleM T W T F 9 am – 5 pm
Daily Pay§560
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Logic Level 6 and Gardening Level 8
Promotion Rewards §800, Life Under a Microscope
Rank8
Job TitleFlower Fellow
Hourly Wage§75
ScheduleM T W T F 10 am – 6 pm
Daily Pay§600
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Logic Level 8 and Gardening Level 9
Promotion Rewards §900, Hooplankton
Rank9
Job TitleBouquet Biologist
Hourly Wage§90
ScheduleM T W T F 10 am – 6 pm
Daily Pay§720
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables, Reach Logic Level 10 and Gardening Level 10
Promotion Rewards §1000, Rhapsody in Blue
Rank10
Job TitlePhD of Pollen
Hourly Wage§420
ScheduleM T W T F 11 am – 6 pm
Daily Pay§2940
Promotion Tasks Harvest Harvestables
Promotion Rewards §1200, Blemish Blossom

Botanist Branch Unlocks

As you work through the botanist branch of this career, your sim get a couple unlocks, some being kinda lame and one good one.

You’re going to first get the awesome cowplant berry for you to grow your own friend in your backyard, that can be used to have a cowplant eat other sims or just scare them away.

The other unlocks in this branch of the career are all microscope prints that you can put on your walls, not the most exciting unlocks but can make for some decent decor.

Florist Branch

“Floral Designers will grow and use plants as their artistic medium. The main creative outlet will be using the Flower Arranging Table to create masterpieces. But you’ll start by trimming steams and leaves.”

This branch of the gardener career is going to continue to focus on gardening but will bring in the flower arranging skill as well. Your sim will be able to craft beautiful flower arrangements to decorate their home or sell for side money.

You’re going to need a flower arranging table in your house to complete your daily task of crafting flower arrangements, and a garden in your backyard so you aren’t spending a ton of money to make them!

Florist Branch Levels

Rank5
Job TitlePetal Placer
Hourly Wage§35
ScheduleT F S S M 8 am – 3 pm
Daily Pay§245
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement, Reach Gardening Level 6 and Flower Arranging Level 2
Promotion Rewards §550, Bonsai Tree
Rank6
Job TitleStem Cutter
Hourly Wage§42
ScheduleT F S S M 8 am – 3 pm
Daily Pay§294
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement, Reach Flower Arranging Level 4, Reach Gardening Level 7
Promotion Rewards §650, Violets are Blue Flower Arranging Table
Rank7
Job TitleAnther Artist
Hourly Wage§60
ScheduleW T F S S 8 am – 3 pm
Daily Pay§420
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement, Reach Gardening Level 8 and Flower Arranging Level 6
Promotion Rewards §750, Caress Wheel Barrench
Rank8
Job TitleFloral Organizer
Hourly Wage§60
ScheduleW T F S S 9 am – 4 pm
Daily Pay§420
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement, Reach Flower Arranging Level 8 and Gardening Level 9
Promotion Rewards §850, Starblossoms
Rank9
Job TitleLeaf Luminary
Hourly Wage§75
ScheduleT W T F S 9 am – 4 pm
Daily Pay§525
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement, Reach Gardening Level 10 and Flower Arranging Level 10
Promotion Rewards §950, Blossoming Beauty Wall Painting
Rank10
Job TitleVisionary of Vases
Hourly Wage§350
ScheduleM T W T F 10 am – 4 pm
Daily Pay§2100
Promotion Tasks Craft Flower Arrangement
Promotion Rewards §1000, A Single Rose, Domec Floral Floor Vase

Florist Branch Unlocks

If your sim is into flowers and you want to have new flowers to decorate with, you may want to go into this branch just for the unlocks! You’ll get some really pretty floor vases, a single rose, and even a beautiful floral painting.

Your sim will also be given the bonsai tree that they can cut and shape into something fun, as well as the violet flower arranging table!

Final Thoughts

The gardener career is a good one if your sim already has a garden in their backyard because you can choose to work from home instead of having to go to work every day which is nice if you have kids to take care of! What do you think of the gardener career? Let me know in the comments.