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The Garden is a building in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is only available to the Chinese. Gardens generate resources and are the only way for Chinese to gain favor. A Garden generates 0.0475 favor per second (2.85 per minute), but can also be tasked to generate any other resource, at 10 times the rate. A maximum of 10 Gardens can be built, with each one increasing generation rate for the chosen resource. All of the Gardens must be tasked on one resource, meaning the player cannot make one generating favor and the other generating food. The first two Gardens are cheaper, but only the first time they are built, not if they need to be rebuilt.

Resource trickle comparison[]

There are quite a few means of auto-generating resources in Age of Mythology. The following list shows all the means there are to illustrate the value of the Garden.

Resource generator Civilization Resource Rate
FloodOfTheNile.png Flood of the Nile Egyptians Food 45
VaultsOfErebus.png Vaults of Erebus Greeks Gold 45
Aomrelicvase.jpg Ring of the Nibelung all Gold 18
Aomrelicvase.jpg Ship of Fingernails all Food 24
Aomrelicvase.jpg Ankh of Ra all Favor 2.4
MonumentVillagersIcon.png Monument Egyptians Favor 4.9-6.9
Hersiricon.jpg Hersir Norse Favor 0.6
1.2 (in combat)
TownCenterAOMAtlantean.png Town Center Atlanteans Favor 6.31
GardenIcon.png Garden Chinese Favor2 3
GardenIcon.png Garden Chinese Wood2 30
GardenIcon.png Garden Chinese Food2 30
GardenIcon.png Garden Chinese Gold2 30
PlentyIcon.png Plenty Vault3 Greeks Wood
  1. The rate can be increased by 10% by researching Horns of Consecration.
  2. Gardens can be tasked to generate any resource, but they only generate one at a time.
  3. The Plenty Vault generates all three resources simultaneously.

God bonuses[]

Nü Wa[]

  • Each Garden provides +1 population.
  • Gardens generate favor rate +20%.

Fu Xi[]

  • Gardens require less wood.
  • Faster build rate through Blessed Construction.



Tale of The Dragon[]

  • The gather rate of food, wood, and gold was reduced by 5% in patch 2.4.
  • Initially, the first Garden cost 35 food, 35 wood, and 35 gold. With patch 2.7, this was changed to 25 food, 25 wood, and 25 gold. In addition, Garden gather rate was increased by 5%.


The Garden is a economic building unique to the Chinese civilisation. Aside from its pleasing visual, the Garden's purpose is to generate resources based on the player's choice but with the caveat that only one resource can be generated at a time. While the player can build more than one garden, they will all generate the same resource without the option to set them individually.
—In-game help section