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Details

Start point Quest point icon Speak to Ellamaria in the garden of Varrock Palace.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description 'Queen of Varrock seeks experienced gardener to help construct a garden of peace and serenity as surprise for husband.

Only serious Farmers need apply. Peasants welcome (although not that welcome). Tools not supplied.

Please note: under no circumstances are the contents of this message to be disclosed to Rollie – um, one means King Roald.'

Length Very long (must wait for several crops to grow)
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

Getting started

Note: To obtain the ring of charos(a), you need only complete the first few steps of this quest.

To start the quest, go to the kitchen in Link to Varrock Palace Varrock Palace, and then go east and then south into a fenced garden where Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Queen Ellamaria is. Speak to her and she will hand over a Item image of %7B%7B%3Alist%7D%7D, File:list.png list of the plants she needs.

Farming equipment

Throughout the quest the player should have these items present in their inventory.

Ring enchantment

Players should then get the Item image of %7B%7B%3Aring+of+charos%7D%7D, File:ring of charos.png ring of charos obtained from Link to Creature of Fenkenstrain Creature of Fenkenstrain, head for Link to Draynor Village Draynor Village, and talk to the Chat head image of Wise Old Man, File:Wise Old Man chathead.png Wise Old Man. Be careful, if you have more than one ring of charos in your inventory, the others will disappear. He will tell a story about Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Queen Ellamaria before she was married to Chat head image of King Roald, File:King Roald chathead.png King Roald, as well as the origin of the ring of charos. Give the ring to the Wise Old Man, after which he will ask seven questions to test whether the player is capable for the possession of an activated ring. Note that if you answer the first six questions correctly, the seventh question can be answered in any way. The questions are below, with the correct answers in bold:

1/7: Two goblins are fighting over the colour of their armour. What do you do?

  • Leave them to it. Armour's not going to help - any noob could take them.
  • Kill them both and steal their bronze spears.
  • Show them a range of colours so that they can come to a compromise.

2/7: A Drunken dwarf offers you a kebab. What do you do?

  • Run away leaving the lonely dwarf on its own.
  • Stand there until he gets annoyed and attacks you.
  • Take his generous gift even though you have no need for it.

3/7: Are you enjoying your experience of Farming?

  • Yes.
  • Definitely.
  • It's absolutely, unquestionably the most interesting thing I've ever done!

4/7: A dwarf asks you to put on a silly golden helmet so that you can be fired from a cannon into a wall. What do you do?

  • Refuse this crazy request blankly.
  • Put the helmet on the dwarf and fire him into the wall.
  • Put on the silly helmet and jump into the cannon.

5/7: You meet Pkmaster0036 in the wilderness who asks you who is the greatest player killer in the world. How do you answer?

  • Cower in fear and quickly cast teleport to Varrock.
  • I am, prepare to meet your doom Pkmaster0036!
  • You of course Pkmaster0036, no one could ever challenge your greatness!

6/7: Queen Ellamaria orders you to go on a foolish quest without any offer of reward. What do you say?

  • Stop ordering me about and get back behind the bar where you belong!
  • I'll do whatever you ask - I just love the monarchy!
  • Ask me nicely and I might consider it.

7/7: A Draynor bank guard asks you if you've seen any suspicious characters lately, because the bank has been robbed. What do you say?

  • Yes, that wise old man over there looks incredibly dodgy.
  • If I do I'll let you know.
  • No, especially not that wise old man, who doesn't look at all suspicious.

After answering the questions correctly, the Wise Old Man will enchant the ring of charos and return it to the player. The player will need to wear the activated ring (shown as "ring of charos(a)") and use the dialog with "(Charm)" to persuade most of the Link to Non-player character NPCs the queen asked to find.

Obtaining the seeds

Note: Players can visit the NPCs in any order. Also, note that when crops you plant for Chat head image of Elstan, File:Elstan chathead.png Elstan, Chat head image of Lyra, File:Lyra chathead.png Lyra and Chat head image of Kragen, File:Kragen chathead.png Kragen fully grow, you will receive a message in your chat box. The seeds for these NPCs must be planted after talking to them. Using an Item image of %7B%7B%3Aamulet+of+nature%7D%7D, File:amulet of nature.png amulet of nature can be very helpful for this quest.

Elstan, farming patch south of Falador

Items required: The ring of charos(a), farming equipment and a marigold seed.

Recommended: Compost/supercompost/ultracompost

Garden of Tranquility marigolds

Plant marigolds only at this patch.

Go to the Link to Farming/Patch locations farming patch between Link to Falador Falador and Link to Draynor Village Draynor Village, north of the cabbage patch. Talk to the gardener Chat head image of Elstan, File:Elstan chathead.png Elstan asking if he has any Delphinium seeds to spare. Select the 'charm' responses until he asks you to plant some Item image of %7B%7B%3Amarigolds%7D%7D, File:marigolds.png marigolds. Agree to his request without using the "charm" option.

After speaking with Elstan, the player must grow marigolds in the nearby Link to Farming/Patch_locations#Allotment.2FFlower.2FHerb_patches flower patch from seed to flower. In exchange for the harvested marigolds, Elstan will hand over the Delphinium seed 1 delphinium seeds. If you lose these seeds, speak to Elstan again, and he will provide you with more.

Lyra, farming patch west of Port Phasmatys

Items required: The ring of charos(a), farming equipment, 3 onion seeds

Recommended: Compost/supercompost/ultracompost, the Ectophial or Dramen/Lunar staff for fairy ring alq or Link to Fenkenstrain's Castle Teleport Fenkenstrain's Castle Teleport , and a plant cure.

Note: Farming payment will not work for this section.

Go to the Link to Farming/Patch locations farming patch between Link to Port Phasmatys Port Phasmatys and Link to Fenkenstrain's Castle Fenkenstrain's Castle. Speak to Chat head image of Lyra, File:Lyra chathead.png Lyra at the Link to allotment allotments asking if she has any orchid seeds to spare and select the charm responses until she asks you to grow some Item image of %7B%7B%3Aonion%7D%7D, File:onion.png onions. Agree to her offer without using the "charm" option.

After speaking with Lyra, the player must grow onions in a nearby Link to Farming/Patch locations#Allotment/Flower/Herb patches allotment patch, water the plantation every turn, and cure disease if necessary. Water the plantation and while the onions grow, head off and visit another gardener.

When the onions are fully grown, speak to Lyra again. She will give you three Orchid seed (yellow) 1 yellow orchid seeds and three Orchid seed (pink) 1 pink orchid seeds for your effort.

Kragen, farming patch north of Ardougne

Items required: The ring of charos(a), farming equipment, and 3 cabbage seeds.

Recommended: Compost/supercompost/ultracompost and a plant cure.

Note: Farming payment will not work for this section.

Go to the Link to Farming/Patch locations farming patch north of Link to East Ardougne East Ardougne. Speak to Chat head image of Kragen, File:Kragen chathead.png Kragen at the Link to allotment allotments asking if he has any snowdrop seeds to spare and select the charm responses until he asks you to grow some Item image of %7B%7B%3Acabbage%7D%7D, File:cabbage.png cabbages. Agree to his offer without using the "charm" option.

After speaking with Kragen, the player must grow Item image of %7B%7B%3Acabbage%7D%7D, File:cabbage.png cabbages in a nearby Link to Farming/Patch locations#Allotment/Flower/Herb patches allotment patch, water the plantation every turn, and cure disease if necessary. Water the plantation, and head off and visit another gardener.

When the Item image of %7B%7B%3Acabbage%7D%7D, File:cabbage.png cabbages are fully grown, speak to Kragen again. He will reward your efforts with four Snowdrop seed 1 snowdrop seeds.

Dantaera, farming patch in Catherby

Items required: Ring of charos(a), a gardening trowel, secateurs and a filled plant pot (can be bought from Vanessa next to the allotment farming patch north of Catherby).

Recommended: A Camelot teleport and an amulet of glory (for Edgeville teleport), or having started The Giant Dwarf.

White Tree

The white tree on Ice Mountain.

Go to Link to Catherby Catherby farming patch and talk to Chat head image of Dantaera, File:Dantaera chathead.png Dantaera. Charm her, and Dantaera will let you cut a branch of the Link to white tree white tree, which is on the top of Link to Ice Mountain Ice Mountain (not to be confused with White Wolf Mountain), near the Chat head image of Oracle, File:Oracle chathead.png Oracle.

After talking to Dantaera, the player should prepare a Item image of %7B%7B%3Afilled+plant+pot%7D%7D, File:filled plant pot.png filled plant pot, a pair of Item image of %7B%7B%3Asecateurs%7D%7D, File:secateurs.png secateurs, a Item image of %7B%7B%3Agardening+trowel%7D%7D, File:gardening trowel.png gardening trowel and a Item image of %7B%7B%3Awatering+can%7D%7D, File:watering can.png watering can with water.

Teleport to Link to Edgeville Edgeville and head west, to the top of Ice Mountain and find the white tree. Use the pair of secateurs on the tree, and the player will get a Item image of %7B%7B%3Awhite+tree+shoot%7D%7D, File:white tree shoot.png white tree shoot. Use it on the plant pot with soil (you will need a trowel) and water it. After a while, the branch will grow into a sapling and is ready to be planted in the tree patch in Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Ellamaria's garden in Link to Varrock Varrock.

Brother Althric, Edgeville Monastery

Players should not throw away or destroy the ring before being told by Althric to do so. The steps mentioned in this section should be followed strictly.

Items required: Ring of charos(a) and a fishing rod (optional)

Recommended: An amulet of glory (for Edgeville teleport) or combat bracelet to teleport right to it.

Go to the garden at the northern side of the Link to Edgeville Monastery Edgeville Monastery, with the Item image of %7B%7B%3ARing+of+charos%7D%7D, File:Ring of charos.png Ring of charos(a) equipped. Try to take the rose seeds, and Chat head image of Brother Althric, File:Brother Althric chathead.png Brother Althric will stop the player. Try to charm him, and he will claim the player is wearing an "evil talisman" and demands that the player throw it into the well in Link to Edgeville Edgeville, or simply destroy it. Players should not throw away or destroy the ring before being told by Althric to do so.

Note: It is suggested that the player should go to Edgeville and throw the ring in the local well. Otherwise, the player will have to go to Link to Fenkenstrain's Castle Fenkenstrain's Castle and pickpocket Chat head image of Dr Fenkenstrain, File:Dr Fenkenstrain chathead.png Dr Fenkenstrain again in order to recover the ring. He is located at the top floor of the castle.
Fishing ring of charos

Fishing back the ring of charos.

With the ring thrown away or destroyed, players can go to the monastery and attempt to take the seeds again. This time, Brother Althric will be pleased and will allow the player to take the rose seeds. Players need all three kinds of rose seeds - Red rose seed 1 red rose seeds, Pink rose seed 1 pink rose seeds and White rose seed 1 white rose seeds.

If the player has thrown the ring into the well, the monk will mention a method to recover it. Players should get their own Item image of %7B%7B%3AFishing+rod%7D%7D, File:Fishing rod.png fishing/Item image of %7B%7B%3Afly+fishing+rod%7D%7D, File:fly fishing rod.png fly fishing rod, (Fishing rod oily fishing rod and Item image of %7B%7B%3Abarbarian+rod%7D%7D, File:barbarian rod.png barbarian rod do not work) and use it with the well in Edgeville. It might take several tries, but the ring can eventually be recovered.

Bernald, The Toad and Chicken in Burthorpe

Items required: Ring of charos(a), a rune/pure essence, a pestle and mortar, 2 plant cures and a hammer.

Recommended: A games necklace (for teleport).

Go to Link to Burthorpe Burthorpe (you can use a Item image of %7B%7B%3Agames+necklace%7D%7D, File:games necklace.png games necklace or the Link to Minigame Group Finder Minigame Group Finder). Go to the Link to Toad and Chicken Toad and Chicken pub, and enter the garden on the eastern side. Talk to Chat head image of Bernald, File:Bernald chathead.png Bernald and charm him. He will tell the player that his vines are dying and needs a cure. Use one plant cure on the vine, and you will find it's not working. Talk to Bernald again, and he will instruct you to find Chat head image of Alain, File:Alain chathead.png Alain at Link to Taverley Taverley.

Head south to the Link to tree patch tree patch in Taverley (near the entrance gate dividing the Link to members members and Link to free-to-play free-to-play areas) and speak to Alain. He will provide a method of enhancing the Item image of %7B%7B%3Aplant+cure%7D%7D, File:plant cure.png plant cure's power. Do not use the "charm" option in dialogue, or he will refuse to help you.

After speaking with Alain, use a Item image of %7B%7B%3Ahammer%7D%7D, File:hammer.png hammer on a Item image of %7B%7B%3ARune+essence%7D%7D, File:Rune essence.png rune/Item image of %7B%7B%3Apure+essence%7D%7D, File:pure essence.png pure essence to crush the stone into Item image of %7B%7B%3Arune+shards%7D%7D, File:rune shards.png rune shards, and then use the Item image of %7B%7B%3Apestle+and+mortar%7D%7D, File:pestle and mortar.png pestle and mortar on the shards to make some Item image of %7B%7B%3Arune+dust%7D%7D, File:rune dust.png rune dust. Use the dust with the remaining plant cure potion to get a Item image of %7B%7B%3APlant+cure+%28Garden+of+Tranquillity%29%7D%7D, File:Plant cure (Garden of Tranquillity).png strengthened plant cure. Bring the potion back to Bernald in Burthorpe, and use it on the diseased vines. The vines will now be cured.

Talk to Bernald, and he will give some Burthorpe Vine seed 1 vine seeds. If you lose these seeds, talk to Bernald, and he will provide you with more.

Getting the statues

Recommended: A Lumbridge and Falador teleport.

Note: The plants take a while to grow (the white tree being the longest time), so it is recommended to Link to #Gardening do the gardening now and to get the statues while the plants are growing.

Players can talk to Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Ellamaria and ask about getting the statues. She will provide a Item image of %7B%7B%3Atrolley%7D%7D, File:trolley.png trolley for the player to push or pull the statues.

When there is a statue on the trolley, the player can choose to "Push" or "Pull" the trolley, causing the trolley to move one square away from or towards the player respectively. The option "Big push" allows the trolley to move several squares away from the player.

A Link to Teleportation teleport is recommended for players to get to the statues' original places.

Statue of a former king, Lumbridge

Walk or teleport to Link to Lumbridge Lumbridge; then, walk out of the Link to Lumbridge Castle castle. Examine both statues, and use the Item image of %7B%7B%3Atrolley%7D%7D, File:trolley.png trolley on the one described as the statue of a "king" (should be the one on the south side).

Push or pull the trolley across the bridge directly outside the castle. Once the trolley is on the other side of Link to River Lum River Lum, the scene will immediately change to the north backyard of Link to Varrock Palace Varrock Palace. Push or pull the trolley to the east, and then south into the Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png queen's garden.

Be careful not to get the trolley stuck or you will have to logout and log back in to reset it.

if the statue at any point gets "recaptured" (if you take too long to place it on the spot for the statue) , you can get another trolley from the queen and you have to go back to Lumbridge and get statue again.

The statue should be placed on the eastern side slot against the wall. When the trolley is pushed beside the spot, use the "place" option to place the statue, and the trolley will return to the player's inventory automatically.

Statue of Saradomin, Falador

Audio options icon
Billy and Bob (link)
The track that plays during the cutscene.
Garden of Tranquillity pker

A nearby player-killer creates a distraction.

Walk or teleport to Link to Falador Falador, and use the Item image of %7B%7B%3Atrolley%7D%7D, File:trolley.png trolley on the statue; a Link to cutscene cutscene will appear, showing two Guard guards, Chat head image of Bob, another guard of Falador, File:Bob, another guard of Falador chathead.png Bob and Chat head image of Billy, a guard of Falador, File:Billy, a guard of Falador chathead.png Billy at the north gate being killed by a player spoof named PKMaster0036 PKMaster0036 while the player tries to push the statue onto the trolley.

After the cutscene, the player should pull or push the trolley out of Falador as soon as possible. If the player uses too much time, the guards will discover the statue has been stolen, and the player will have to start it all over again.

Once the trolley is out of Falador, the scene will immediately change to the north backyard of Link to Varrock Palace Varrock Palace. Again, push or pull the trolley to the east, and then south, into Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Ellamaria's garden.

The statue should be placed on the central slot. When the trolley is next to the spot, use the "place" option to place the statue, and the trolley will return to the player's inventory automatically.

Gardening

Items required: Ring of charos(a), farming equipment, two buckets of compost and all seeds and saplings from earlier sections. Note: There is no tool leprechaun in the Garden.

Garden of Tranquillity Garden

A map showing where each seed should be planted.

You will not need to add Item image of %7B%7B%3Acompost%7D%7D, File:compost.png compost to the allotments in the garden, nor water any of the patches. Use the Item image of %7B%7B%3Arake%7D%7D, File:rake.png rake to wipe out the Item image of %7B%7B%3Aweeds%7D%7D, File:weeds.png weeds in all farming patches, and plant the seeds/sapling to where they should be placed. However, you will need to add compost to the orchid pots before planting them. The plants in Ellamaria's Garden take 10-15 minutes to grow and cannot die. Make sure you've watered your White Tree Shoot or it won't work when you try to plant it. After all patches are fully grown and the statues are in place, talk to Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Ellamaria, and she will ask the player to get Chat head image of King Roald, File:King Roald chathead.png King Roald. Go to King Roald, located in the south-east side of the Link to Varrock Palace Palace on the ground floor.

Garden of Tranquillity ending

King Roald is not pleased with the garden, resulting in "Ellie" scolding him.

Audio options icon
Touring the Garden (link)
The track that plays during the cutscene.

Talk to him while wearing the ring of Charos (a), and charm him when possible (or continue on without charming for an amusing conversation). A Link to cutscene cutscene will play with the Queen giving him a tour. Don't open any interfaces after the end of the cutscene or walk away from the queen, otherwise you will have to fetch the king again.

After a short Link to cutscene cutscene, the queen will reward the player and the quest is complete. Congratulations!

Rewards

Garden of Tranquillity reward scroll

Required for completing

Trivia

  • The player spoof that comes and attacks the two guards while you're taking the Link to Falador Falador statue has the same name as the Link to Player killing PKer that the Chat head image of Wise Old Man, File:Wise Old Man chathead.png Wise Old Man asks you about.
  • Since the seventh question has two correct answers, it is possible that just getting six out of seven correct is all that is needed. Upon trying, any answer to the seventh question will work so long as the previous six were answered correctly.
  • Despite the fact that Chat head image of Ellamaria, File:Ellamaria chathead.png Queen Ellamaria refers to the patches as "they have been filled with extremely fertile soil that was very expensive to import", you still use regular compost on the plant pots to plant the orchids, although supercompost is also adequate.
  • When Queen Ellamaria slaps Chat head image of King Roald, File:King Roald chathead.png King Roald at the end of the last cutscene, a health bar shows up above the King's head.
  • When speaking to Kragen, the main character charms him by asking, "What ails you, my friend?" This may be a reference to Pepin the Healer from Diablo 1. Then, the main character asks, "So, what can I do for you?" This may be a reference to Griswold the blacksmith from the same game series.