When it comes to Minecraft design ideas, people first think of creating dizzying buildings, realistic statues, and medieval fortresses. It’s a shame because coming up with Minecraft garden ideas is very underrated.
Not only do they look great as a solo attraction, but they can also complement your main attraction by helping it stand out a bit more.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your garden, here are 15 Minecraft garden ideas to get you excited.
Although not quite the Ryoan-ji in the far east of Kyoto, this Zen Garden replication by Cortezerino is a worthy addition to any Minecraft world. Upon entering you will be greeted by wooden Torii gates, almost as if you have been magically transported halfway around the world. Look inside and you’ll see a diverse mix of sand, foliage and flowers that make up this meditative Zen garden.
The large flat rocks are also a nice touch, as they provide some variation from the flat surface landscape of Minecraft. There is also just enough room to add some cute accessories here and there.
Yin Yang rockery
The Yin Yang rockery by Cortezerino is a themed and cool Minecraft garden build. It features an assortment of dark and light stones arranged in what looks like a Yin Yang symbol. The entire garden is filled with tall bamboo trees in one corner and plants and lamps in the other. Of course, the bulk of the attraction is the centerpiece which features the iconic yin yang symbol, which makes a great focal point for this garden.
You can gaze at this garden for hours before noticing that something is missing; the lack of shelter under the drizzling storms! Check out some neat Minecraft roof designs for inspiration.
This Oriental Garden by A1MOSTADDICTED MINECRAFT the building design is a magical amalgamation of various decorative pieces that you will surely want to see while walking around. You get a wide array of foliage as well as mushrooms, sand, and rocks to give you a satisfying and lush garden look. There is even a bridge connecting the two separate sections of the garden, as well as a small stream.
A unique feature of this garden design is the Glowstone acting as a light source! It’s not usual to see it used above a lamp for a natural glow, but this oriental garden design fits it perfectly.
Koi carp pond
If you plan to build your garden over a river or stream, this Koi Pond Garden design by Cortezerino can be a great source of inspiration for you!
The pond is topped with water lilies, flowers and an abundant number of koi swimming in its surroundings. A bridge allows you to cross and observe these colorful fish swimming around the gardens. A wooden gazebo also provides shade for your rarest and most precious plants, while acting as a beautiful accent piece.
The whole garden is a beautiful sight to behold. It would be a shame if everyone in Minecraft was destroyed under your feet, wouldn’t it?
Minecraft courtyard garden
Enclosed within castle walls and adorned with hedges, tiles, waterscapes and trees, this Minecraft Fountain Garden Design by Spudetti is an enchanting design to build if you want your yard to look like royalty.
The garden has a magical atmosphere, thanks to its beautiful cobblestone walkways, tall grasses and beautiful stone fountain in the center. Just imagine walking through this garden at night after a well-contested trip into the wilderness. Build this garden into a castle, fortress, hotel or even your own base for a shiny and spanking look.
Desert themed garden
If you want to have fun with sand in your Minecraft garden, then this Desert themed garden built by BlueNerd Minecraft could be just the build you are looking for.
At the borders, potted cacti and desert plants surround the garden to give you that sandy, almost desert look. The soil alternates between coarse sand, wooden planks and earth, giving a sporadic and authentic feel to the garden. A small covered area completes the build, giving walkers and guests a place to rest after hiking in the scorching sun.
If you find the floor designs too basic for your needs, check out this list of great Minecraft flooring ideas here.
Paved rose garden
Another BlueNerd Minecraft creation, this Paved rose garden is a small but pretty 17 x 17 block garden. It is adorned with tall potted plants on all sides, two wooden arch entry points and a raised central area that holds a bouquet of flowers.
At the corners, wooden benches also allow passers-by to rest and enjoy the organized beauty of the garden. Paint wall designs on the sides and you have a lovely outdoor lounging space to invite guests over!
Elven water garden
This Elven Water Garden by BlueNerd Minecraft is a majestic exterior building with a two-level building that features white walls, white wooden planks, and a Jade green tiled roof. The lamps also provide a form of light source for your Minecraft garden ideas. Although not your conventional outdoor build, the architecture of this build is too good to pass up and it looks great in any garden!
Below this building design is a body of water surrounding the structure. Some fences and planters act as barriers to keep anyone from falling, and rightly so. The thing seems deep enough to build an underwater base there!
Minecraft Relaxing Garden Idea
Another fascinating Minecraft garden, this Relaxing Garden with Water Spray by BlueNerd Minecraft creates a luxurious garden with a woodsy ambiance. A wooden fence surrounds the entire garden, giving it a gated and private feel that makes entering it even more elusive.
The middle of the garden features a wooden bridge that supports a few lanterns, positioned to help you gaze over the peaceful stream below. Quite a quiet place to walk around!
The watercourse in the center is perhaps one of the most interesting parts of this construction. It is angled perfectly, works well and has nicely scattered foliage placed which adds to the natural look.
Sunken Castle Garden
Beneath canopies of man-made trees is a pathway that winds through a dizzying array of colorful flowers and beautifully paved stone ledges. This Sunken Castle Garden built by BlueNerd Minecraft captures the experience of wandering through the dense brush of an abandoned forest.
This is one of the Minecraft garden ideas that would look great before an even bigger show. Perhaps a looming castle, a Minecraft temple, or even just your mob spawning area. Either way, this cool garden build is sure to be a great opening.
aesthetic flower garden
Sometimes we just wanna go Natural see. This Aesthetic flower garden by Angelbee lets you do just that, with flowers, grass and wooden fencing scattered around to create a simple yet charming garden design that’s sure to spice up your lawn.
If you want to improve your Minecraft garden ideas, maybe you can insert a redstone contraption or two to create interesting ideas in the wonderful world of automation.
Minecraft Circular Botanical Garden
OK, we understand. You don’t want a mundane garden design that anyone and their mom can do in minutes or an hour. You want something bigger, more massive, created on an unprecedented scale.
If you resonate with creating the grandest design, this Circular Minecraft Botanical Garden by Julious constitutes a major challenge. Four distinct sections require different themes and materials to build, from storage compartments to furniture designs. Crops can also be grown in a section as a resource generator, making that place a good self-sufficient area. Hedges also add aesthetic decorative elements.
Minecraft Garden Ideas for Fairy Tale Pond
Something simple and attractive like a Fairy Tale Pond directed by Kelpie The Fox is also a cool Minecraft garden idea.
This garden build is small but full of character. Various lamps litter the pond atop blocks of cobblestones. A small waterfall provides the sound effect of nature and a place to rest your feet. Some flowers add a splash of color to the area. And finally, grass and plants create a lush green look that breathes life into the place.
cherry blossom tree
Let’s face it, a cherry blossom tree looks quite spectacular in the dimly lit glow of sunset. This cherry blossom build by Herbivore Dragon adds an elegant focal point that you can incorporate into your overall build. Pink wool, fences, and carpet are all pieces of furniture that help bring this tree to life. A lush garden, stone statues and a small stream also make the building 10 times cooler.
Like most Minecraft players, you probably want to build a garden right next to your house. This Cabinside Garden by Typoface won’t surprise you with twists or surprises to make your build stand out. It’s simple, minimalist and ordinary, and you know what? It’s completely OK!
As long as your building is beautiful, your garden can be as detailed or as minimalist as you want. But of course, we encourage you to make your Minecraft garden design the best it can be. After all, you’ve come this far to settle for mediocrity!