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Botany Manor – How To Bloom All The Flowers

It’s 1890, and you play as botanist Arabella Greene, who is working to finish her botanical research book ‘Forgotten Flora’. In the wonderful and peaceful world of Botany Manor, there’s plenty to discover and explore with lots of things to discover and look at. These clues that you’ll find and pick up may just be the key in growing these forgotten floras.

The plants you grow are fantastical, but still inspired by real phenomena in nature, so some of them require you to think outside the box. Using what’s available to you in the manor, you must create the ideal conditions for each plant. The manor is filled with mysterious clues for you to discover, including books, posters, letters and fascinating Victorian contraptions.

Botany Manor encourages relaxation and exploration, but if you do get stuck on some of the puzzles, here’s a walkthrough on how to bloom them all.

   

Chapter 1 – A Fresh Start

The Windmill Wort

Clue LocationClue
Postcard in the Conservatory (next to the newspaper)The plant originates from Sicily
Blackboard in the ConservatoryIt is a Volcanic Flower
Temperature Chart on the BlackboardVolcanic Flowers in Sicily bloom at 60oC

Once you have all the information you need, all you need to do is plant the seed into a fresh pot and water it. When the Windmill Wort has sprouted move the pot to the front of the heat vents, there should be a saucer to put the pot on. And then adjust the valve on the heater so that the temperature reaches 60oC. Head back to the vents and open it and the Windmill Wort should bloom.

 

Chapter 2 – Survivors Of Adversity

Fulguria

You can find the Fulguria’s seeds at the bottom of the grand staircase, near the door leading to the apothecary.

Clue LocationClue
Look at the Photographs at the bottom of the grand staircase. On the small table (next to the Fulguria seeds)Arabella has a camera with a flash lamp.
Read through the Folklore Book in the Dining Room, found on the left of the fireplace.The Fulguria will only bloom during thunderstorms.
In the Drawing Room, look at the Flash Lamp Manual on the coffee table.Learn how to use the flash lamp from the Flash Lamp Manual.
Get the Flash Powder Bottle in the Drawing Room on the Study Table (it has a lit candle on it)Learn about the composition of the flash powder from the empty flash powder bottle.
Read the Letter from Farmer in the Drawing Room on the Study Table (next to the Flash Powder Bottle)Arabella formerly took pictures with bright flashes in her drawing room.

To plant the Fulguria, we need to expose it to bright flashes, similar to those of thunderstorms. To do that plant the Fulguria at a potting station as you did with the Windmill Wort before. You can use the potting station in the vestibule. Remember to water the plant after planting it.

Next, pick up the Fulguria pot, take it to the drawing room and place it on the saucer in front of the camera. In order to simulate a thunderstorm however you’ll need to create some Flash Powder. Head on over to the apothecary and interact with the potassium bottle twice, and the magnesium bottle once. You’ll then have created your own flash powder.

Return to the drawing room and put the flash lamp powder in the flash lamp’s container. Close the container. Now put down the beaker somewhere, and press the red button connected to the camera and the flash lamp. Take a couple of “pictures” and the Fulguria will bloom.

Note that even if you didn’t collect all the clues, you can still bloom the Fulguria if you know the answer (via this guide, or by trial and error).

 

Ash Plume

You can find the Ash Plume’s seeds on a blue table in the rose garden. To get there, enter through the back terrace door and go all the way down the stairs.

Clue LocationClue
Next to the Ash Plume Seeds is a Seed LogArabella found the Ash Plume seeds at Wistman’s Wood.
Read through Pyrophiles Book near the Back Terrace door. Under a framed plant diagram. The Ash Plume is a pyrophile, given that it survived the initial fires. Pyrophiles only bloom from smoke aromas.
Observe the Dartmoor Poster near the Kitchen door, above a small table.Wistman’s Wood is located in Dartmoor.
Read through the Cooking Book found in the Kitchen on the main cooking table.How to pop chestnuts (or in our case, the tough Ash Plume seeds)
The Dartmoor Lecutre in the Kitchen on the table below the window. Early settlers cleared the Wistman’s Wood area of trees using fire, resulting in the present-day moorland.
Find a Poem in the Servant’s Hall framed on a wall, above a small table. Wistman’s Wood has ancient oak trees.
In the Kitchen Garden there’s a Smoking Book to the left of the Smokery Entrance. Each type of wood has its own smoke aroma.

The Ash Plume will only bloom when it senses the smoke aroma of a tree that can be found in Wistman’s Wood. As we’ve learned that there are oaks in Wistman’s Wood, we simply have to smoke oak wood and then place the Ash Plume seed where it can catch that smoke.

Before that though, we will also have to get the Ash Plume seed to sprout by subjecting it to high heat. As usual, prepare a pot at a potting station and put an Ash Plume seed in it. Note that the Ash Plume will not sprout when watered. Take the Ash Plume to the kitchen and place it on the pan above the fire, which will cause the ash plume to sprout.

Now take the pot to the Smokery and put it on the saucer near the smoke pit. Head out to the kitchen Garden and pick out one oak log (the leftmost ones are oak logs). Now go to the Smokery and put the log in the smoke pit. This will cause the Ash Plume to bloom.

 

Chapter 3 – Peculiar Petals

Pixie Tears

You can find Pixie Tears seeds in a shed located in the orchard. The shed is near a white table with two white chairs around it.

Clue LocationClue
A sheet of paper in the Cider Garden on the counter with several books and apple varieties on it.Apples can be used as fertilizer for the plant.
Look on the walls of the Cider Garden to find a poster with diagrams of cider apples on it.Different Apple types have varying levels of sugar.
Look through the Microscope Slides in the Microscope located in the Orchard.Pixie Tears have no chlorophyll.
Read the Chloroplasts Book in the Orchard, it’s located on a small table.Because they have no chlorophyll they rely on nutrients in their soil to grow/bloom
Opposite where you found the Pixie Tears Seeds are some Pot Notes in the Orchard.The amount of nutrients you need to add to the soil in your pot varies depending on the pot (97g).

Begin as you would with all the other plants by placing the seeds in a pot with some water. Then take the Pixie Tears pot into the Cider Garden and put it on the saucer in front of the big apple press. Because the Pot Notes have indicated that you’ll need 97g of sugar for the plant to bloom, you’ll need to do some math with the apples.

If you don’t want to do the math, take one Knobby Russet (40g), one Cat’s Head (30g), and one Merlin’s Mist (27g), and put them on the press. This will total 97g of sugar. Use the press and extract the juice into the Pixie Tear’s Pot to cause them to bloom.

 

Wolfglove

You can find Wolfglove seeds located on the bottom floor of the Orangery, on the edge of the fountain.

Clue LocationClue
There’s an open Nursery Rhyme book in the Orchard on a table.Wolfglove is found on mountain tops and causes whistling tunes.
Located outside the old tower, on a small table next to a suitcase is a letter.The Old Tower can have ‘ferocious’ winds within it.
Read the Research Book on the terrace outside the upper floor of the Orangery.We learn from the Wind Research book what configuration of open and shut windows will cause a wind speed of 40 f/s, and on which floor (4th).
The Alpine Weather pamphlet is next to the Wind Research book in the Orangery.The windspeed at Mount Weisshorn is 40 f/s.
Read the letter found on the small green table on the upper floor of the Orangery.Wolfglove is found in the Alps.
Next to the letter about the Alps is an Envelope with a Stamp. The letter was sent from a location whose stamp is a ram’s head with a star above it.
Check out the Coin Collection in the Orangery, found on the table either side of the fountain.The Ram’s Head symbol represents Weisshorn in Switzerland.

As usual, plant a Wolfglove and water it. Take the Wolfglove to the Old Tower, and place it on the saucer next to the Anemometer. Now use the lever to the right of the pot to move up once. On the first floor, open the wooden windowpane on the right.

Move up to the third floor now, ignoring the second floor. Open both windowpanes on this floor. Move up to the fourth floor, and open both windowpanes again. The combined wind speed will cause the Wolfglove to bloom.

 

Chapter 4 – Botanical Allies

Sapphire Gloom

Sapphire Gloom seeds can be found in the study next to the only chair in the room. You will need the carnivorous Sapphire Gloom mushrooms to deal with the parasite on the tree in the main hall.

Clue LocationClue
In the Study is an open book on Tree Diseases. Next to the Sapphire Gloom seeds.We learn that the tree in the Main Hall is suffering from the Root Parasite – a fungus that leeches nutrients and causes the tree to dry out.
There is a book about Mushrooms on the study desk near the windows in the Study.We learn that mushrooms can consume a tree by growing on it (Sapphire Gloom).

Plant the Sapphire Gloom seeds as usual and remember to water them. The mushroom will sprout quite naturally. Then take this mushroom to the saucer near the roots of the big tree in the main hall, and the Sapphire Gloom will take care of the rest.

 

Nightfall

The Nightfall seeds can be found in Grandma’s Vault, which is the secret room you entered in from the library. The seeds are on a metal stool next to the leftmost bookshelf.

Clue LocationClue
In Grandma’s Vault in the Library is Gradma’s Research.Nightfall only blooms at sunset during a particular time of year.
In Grandma’s Vault, inspect the paintings hung on the wall. We learn  the pattern of colors that each month’s sunset has.
Inspect the Fairy Painting in the corridor. It is to the right of you as you enter the corridor from the main hall.The ‘trapped fairy’ has brown-and-red wings.
Read the Fairy Story that’s on a small table in the Master Bedroom.There is a cultural legend of the Nightfall ‘trapping’ fairies in its petals at night.
Read about Trapped Moths on a pamphlet in the Attic.We learn that moths can become trapped inside a flower bud if it closes in the morning.
Below the attic is a framed poster with different Moths.The ‘Garden Tiger Moth’ has brown-and-red wings that correspond to the fairy in the Trapped Fairy Painting.
Check out the Moth Calendar below the Moth Poster.The Garden Tiger (moth) is found in South West England in the month of September.
Read the book Sight of Plants in the Attic. It’s on the same table that has the rusty pig.According to theories, plants can ‘see’ the colour of light and tell the time of day. 

Plant a Nightfall in the usual way and remember to water it. Go up to the attic and place the Nightfall on the saucer in front of the ‘Magic Lantern’ slide projector. According to Grandma’s research on sunset paintings, we learn that September sunsets are: Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Red. Open the box of slides to the left of the Magic Lantern and place the slides in the same order as noted by Arabella’s grandmother. Press the red ‘project slides’ button now, and the Nightfall should bloom.

 

Cradle Fern

The Cradle Fern seeds can be found in the Master Bedroom, on a study desk straight ahead as you enter from the Corridor.

Clue LocationClue
Collection of Bird Eggs in the StudyThese eggs belong to the Crested Owl.
Framed Fern Painting in the Corridor, next to the chandelier.The Cradle Fern is home to eggs of a particular kind.
In the Inner Bell Tower room is a Letter About Melodies on the desk next to the window.Certain plants are sensitive to sound, such as melodies from their natural environment.
Up the stairs in the Bell Tower room, on a table next to two red feathers is a sheet of Bird Calls.The melody of the Crested Owl’s calls is what causes the Cradle Fern to bloom.
On the Study Desk in the Master Bedroom is a Petition.Hunts have caused some bird species to decline

Prepare a pot with the Cradle Fern seeds. Water the plant, and take it up to the Bell Tower. Place the pot on the saucer below the bells. Then, using the Bird Calls book as a guide, ring the bells E, C, D, E, G, F, in that order. Ringing the last bell should automatically cause the Cradle Fern to bloom.

 

Brook Chalice

The Brook Chalice seeds can be found in the attic, on a round table to the right of the round stained glass window.

Clue LocationClue
In the Bell Tower room, down the stairs. There’s a piece of paper found above where you found the Attic key.The trust has employed a company to clear the rivers of Somerset of weeds. 
To the immediate right of the River Trust notice (from the previous Bell Tower paper).We learn that other rivers have become unsafe for swimming due to illegal dumping of rusted scrap metal. However, River Frome, despite being affected by the waste, is clear of rust pollution.
There’s a Letter about Weeds on a stool next to the Attic door.As the River Frome was not cleared of weeds, we can infer that the Brook Chalice grows in River Frome and that it blooms despite (or perhaps due to) rust, which it filters.
Framed River poster in the inner Bell Tower room, opposite the window.The River Frome has an average temperature of 25°C.
An advertisement on Weed Removal found in the trash bin next to the study desk in the Master Bedroom.Brook Chalice is considered a weed to be removed.
Read the Bath Geyser Manual found on the small table in the Bathroom. We can prepare a bath of hot water at any time we wish.

Prepare a pot with the Brook Chalice. Water it as usual, and take it to the bathroom. Place the Brook Chalice pot in the saucer in the bathtub. But before we can use the geyser, we need to fix the piping. Pick up the red right-angle pipes scattered across the bathroom and put them in place in the gaps of the piping. Note that one pipe is found opposite the mirror, below the Bath Geyser Manual.

After fixing up the pipes, turn the geyser’s valve to set the temperature to the same average temperature as River Frome – 25°C. Then, use the tap to pour water into the bathtub.

We still need something rusty though, so go up to the attic and pick up the rusty pig on the table immediately to your left as you go up the attic stairs. Return to the bathroom and place the rusty pig in the bathtub. This will cause the Brook Chalice to bloom.

 

Botany Manor

Welcome to Botany Manor, a stately home in 19th century England. You play as inhabitant Arabella Greene, a retired botanist. Explore your house and gardens, filled with research, to figure out the ideal habitat of forgotten flora. Grow each plant to discover the mysterious qualities they hold.

Botany Manor by Balloon Studios is out now on the PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC – Steam.