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Botany Manor Walkthrough (All achievements)

Plants AND puzzles?

Released on April 9, 2024, Botany Manor is one of the best cozy PC games of the year. If you're someone who enjoys plants, puzzles, and British aesthetics, this is the perfect game for you. In this walkthrough, I'll help you complete all 36 achievements in the game so you don't have to do a replay just to satisfy your completionist leanings.

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Botany Manor Walkthrough Chapter 1: A Fresh Start

Chapter 1 book page in Botany Manor.
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Once you've started a new game, you'll be greeted with the date and location of your whereabouts. In Botany Manor, you play Arabella Greene, who is a retired botanist working to complete her book Forgotten Flora.

The opening area in Botany Manor.
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The first scene of Botany Manor opens to a small, but fancy, greenhouse that has plenty of cacti, books, and a tall set of ladders. This area acts as a tutorial for new players, and will teach you how to move as Arabella, how to interact with your surroundings, and how to use your journal.

An important note for new players: Your journal will not record any clues you come across, just the title of the clue. It's... Very frustrating. If you're challenging yourself to complete as much of the game as possible without help, I'd advise having your phone's notes app open or grabbing some paper to scribble on.

Now, onto the game.

  • Collect the parcel in Botany Manor.
  • Wrapped parcel in Botany Manor.
  • Your book in Botany Manor.
  • Letter from your editor in Botany Manor.

Walk towards the papers on the far left and interact with the parcel to collect an empty version of Arabella's book.

  • First letter in Botany Manor.
  • Letter from groundskeeper in Botany Manor.
  • Overlay text in Botany Manor.

After you've collected the book - which will act as your journal during the game - pick up the letter from your Groundskeeper. A wonderful feature of this game is that it offers a plainer text overlay for better accessibility.

Greenhouse doors in Botany Manor.
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Interact with the doors on your right to enter the conservatory.

The Windmill Wort

Windmill Wort seeds in Botany Manor.
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On your left, you'll find a gardening station. These can be found in various locations around the manor, and will always include all of the seeds you've collected in the game so far. As well as your seed inventory, you can find basic pots, a watering can, soil, and a compost bin. This first one contains your first pack of seeds: Windmill Wort.

Windmill Wort page in Botany Manor.
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Pick the seeds up and your journal will automatically open to the relevant page. You'll see that there are three clues to collect so that you can learn more about the plant.

Potting instructions in Botany Manor.
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Close your journal and read the potting instructions to learn how to plant a seed.

First pot on a saucer in Botany Manor.
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For this area, a pot is already in the saucer on the table. For other gardening stations, you might need to get a pot from under the table and put it on a saucer by yourself.

  • Watering Windmill Wort seeds in Botany Manor.
  • Windmill Wort planted in Botany Manor.

Scoop some soil into the pot by interacting with it, and then interact with the upper left seed tray. Finally, use the watering can, and your first sprout will appear.

  • Carrying Windmill Wort in Botany Manor.
  • Taking Windmill Wort to the heat vent in Botany Manor.
  • The heat vent in Botany Manor.
  • Putting the Windmill Wort by the heat vent in Botany Manor.

Pick up your sprout and walk to the right until you find the heat vent. Drop the plant pot into the saucer in front of the vent.

  • Postcard location in Botany Manor.
  • Postcard in Botany Manor.
  • Postcard text in Botany Manor.

To the far left, there is a newspaper but it's not relevant to any achievements in Botany Manor. Next to it, though, is a Postcard from Marianne - this is your first clue! Read it to learn that Windmill Wort only grows in Sicily.

Clue information in Botany Manor.
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The game asks you to open your journal and tells you a little more about how clues work in Botany Manor.

Blackboard in Botany Manor.
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Close your journal, turn right, and move to the blackboard.

Greenhouse blackboard in Botany Manor.
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There is a poster of some Wildflowers, which is clue number two.

Wildflowers poster in Botany Manor.
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Interact with it to register the clue and remember that Windmill Wort is a Volcanic Flower.

Temperature poster in Botany Manor.
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Next, look at the Temperature Chart to gain the third clue. Look at Sicily and Volcanic Flowers to find out that 60 degrees Celsius is the best temperature for Windmill Wort.

Windmill Wort clues in Botany Manor.
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Go to the Windmill Wort page and add in all three clues by clicking on the empty clue slots. Select any of the boxes and repeat until all three clues are on the page in the correct place.

  • Temperature gauge in Botany Manor.
  • Boiler in Botany Manor.

Walk back towards the seed table and stop at the large, copper-colored boiler. Interact with the wheel until the temperature dial hits 60 degrees Celcius.

  • Open the heat vent in Botany Manor.
  • Windmill Wort seedling in Botany Manor.
  • Grown Windmill Wort in Botany Manor.

Go back to the Windmill Wort and open the heat vent. The flower will grow and blossom.

Windmill Wort page in Botany Manor.
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That's the first achievement! Windmill Wort - Grow the Windmill Wort.

Pick up the plant, go back to the seed table, and throw the plant into the compost bin for In The Bin - Throw a flower in the bin.

  • Greenhouse doors in Botany Manor.
  • Open doors in Botany Manor.
  • First pathway in Botany Manor.

Head outside using the other set of doors (not the ones you came through).

  • First blue door in Botany Manor.
  • Path to the manor in Botany Manor.
  • Path to the manor in Botany Manor.
  • Path to the manor in Botany Manor.
  • Path to the manor in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the Gatehouse in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the Gatehouse in Botany Manor.
  • The Gatehouse in Botany Manor.
  • First delivery in Botany Manor.
  • Garden Entrance key in Botany Manor.

Follow the path through the blue door and down to the driveway (it's a bit of a long walk), turn right to the Gatehouse, and collect the key in the bowl.

  • Manor entrance in Botany Manor.
  • Unlocking the entrance in Botany Manor.
  • Opening gate in Botany Manor.
  • The manor in Botany Manor.
  • Full view of the manor in Botany Manor.

Once you have it, go back along the driveway to the large metal gates, and unlock them.

First area in Botany Manor.
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Go through the open gates, and go left to enter the small garden hidden between the hedges.

Sit on the bench in Botany Manor.
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There are another couple of quick achievements here. Sit on the bench for the achievement Take a Break - Sit down on a seat. This achievement is not available for those playing on PC.

WAIT. Stay there for exactly 60 seconds and you'll get Take A Nap - Sit on a garden bench for one minute or more.

Manor porch in Botany Manor.
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Now you can walk into the house.

  • First duck in Botany Manor.
  • White duck in Botany Manor.

When you're on the porch, turn around and you'll find your first duck on the windowsill. You need to find four total in the game for another achievement. Quack Quack - Inspect a duck will be added to your achievements for the first duck.

Flower room in Botany Manor.
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Take care to notice the room off to the side (number 2 on the map). You don't need it now, but it's important later.

Main hall in Botany Manor.
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Open the main door and head into the house proper.

Botany Manor Walkthrough Chapter 2: Survivors of Adversity

Chapter 2 book page in Botany Manor.
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Chapter 2 has two flowers for us to grow: Fulgaria and Ash Plume.

The Fulgaria

  • Main hall in Botany Manor.
  • Grand staircase entrance in Botany Manor.
  • Grand Staircase in Botany Manor.
  • Fulguria seeds in Botany Manor.

Go forward and turn right at the suitcases. You'll immediately see the manor's grand staircase. Directly in front of you, on the first chair, there's a seed bag for the Fulgaria.

  • Photograph locations in Botany Manor.
  • Three photographs in Botany Manor.
  • Blurry photograph in Botany Manor.
  • Dark photograph in Botany Manor.
  • Well lit photograph in Botany Manor.

Grab those, and look at the three different photographs on the end table.

Fulguria seed in Botany Manor.
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All of these are clues for the Fulgaria, listed under a single clue, so go ahead and add that to your journal.

  • Apothecary in Botany Manor.
  • Apothecary shelf in Botany Manor.
  • Apothecary shelf in Botany Manor.

Turn left and go into the Apothecary.

  • Apothecary sodium bottle in Botany Manor.
  • Apothecary flask in Botany Manor.

Look left and interact with the Sodium bottle three times to fill up the flask, then pick up the flask and carry it with you.

  • Dining room door in Botany Manor.
  • Dining room in Botany Manor.

Turn around and go through the other door into the Dining Room (not the one you came through).

  • Dining room in Botany Manor.
  • Folklore book in Botany Manor.

Walk over to the far corner where there is a lectern with an open Folklore Book - examine it to collect another clue.

Drawing room in Botany Manor.
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Go back the way you came and open the other closed door to the Drawing Room (again, not the door you came through).

  • Drawing room in Botany Manor.
  • Drawing room camera in Botany Manor.
  • Drawing room camera flash in Botany Manor.
  • Putting sodium in the camera flash in Botany Manor.
  • Drawing room camera button in Botany Manor.

Walk up to the camera and interact with the flash to fill it with sodium from your flask. Interact with it again to close it, then click the red button. The mixture is not correct, but it does give you the achievement Boom - Create a faulty mix of chemicals in the flash lamp.

Harpsichord in Botany Manor.
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Turn and walk over to the harpsichord. Interact with it for another achievement: Piano Woman - Play the harpsichord.

  • Drawing room desk in Botany Manor.
  • Desk letter in Botany Manor.
  • Desk letter in Botany Manor.
  • Flash powder in Botany Manor.

Turning around - again - walk to the desk and put the flask down. Read the Letter from Farmer Charles and interact with the Empty Flash Powder bottle.

Flash powder in Botany Manor.
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Rotate the bottle and you will find the correct recipe for Flash Powder (two parts Potassium to one Magnesium).

  • Round table in Botany Manor.
  • Flash lamp page in Botany Manor.
  • Fulguria clues in Botany Manor.

Before you grab the flask, walk to the table in front of the fire and read the Flash Lamp Manual, for your final Fulgaria clue.

  • Potassium in Botany Manor.
  • Magnesium in Botany Manor.

Collect the flask and go back to the Apothecary. Drop the flask, and then fill it with two shakes of Potassium and a dash of Magnesium.

  • Flash formula in Botany Manor.
  • Filling the camera flash in Botany Manor.

Go back to the Drawing Room and refill the flash with the new mixture (two parts Potassium to one Magnesium), but don't take a photo yet.

  • Flask on a table in Botany Manor.
  • Potting the Fulguria in Botany Manor.
  • Fulguria seeds in Botany Manor.
  • Watering the Fulguria in Botany Manor.

Drop the flask, and head to the porch where you first entered the house. This is the closest gardening station. Fill the pot with soil, add a Fulgaria seed, and water it.

Where to put the Fulguria in Botany Manor.
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Collect the sprout, go back to the Drawing Room, and place the sprout on the saucer in front of the camera.

  • Fulguria photo in Botany Manor.
  • Grown Fulguria in Botany Manor.
  • Fulguria page in Botany Manor.

Press the button to take a photo and your Fulgaria will grow after it's had its picture taken. Achievement: Fulguria - Grow the Fulguria.

  • Putting the Fulguria in the flower room in Botany Manor.
  • Fulguria in the flower room in Botany Manor.

Grab your Fulgaria plant and take it into the Flower Room that was on the other side of the porch (where the duck and seed table are). Drop it on one of the saucers. The goal is to have a plant in each saucer before the end of the game (they can be the same).

The Ash Plume

Time for the Ash Plume plant.

Head back to the Drawing Room and find the bowl near the harpsichord.

  • Back Terrace key in Botany Manor.
  • Back Terrace key in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the Back Terrace in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the Back Terrace in Botany Manor.
  • Pyrophiles book in Botany Manor.

You'll find a key for the Back Terrace - grab that and walk back through the house, past the tree, and into the corridor. Read the Pyrophiles Book, and then walk towards the Back Terrace door.

Locked door in Botany Manor.
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Before you unlock the door at the end, turn to your right and try to open the Painting Room. Quite comically, you'll get Let me in! - Shake a locked door as an achievement.

  • Back Terrace door in Botany Manor.
  • Open Back Terrace door in Botany Manor.
  • Back Terrace in Botany Manor.
  • Back Terrace table in Botany Manor.
  • Ash Plume page in Botany Manor.
  • Seed log in Botany Manor.

Walk out onto the back terrace, go down the stairs, and you'll find a table at the bottom with the Ash Plume seeds. Collect them and read the Seed Log next to them. Note the Ash Plume plant is found in Wistman's Wood.

  • Where to find the kitchen key in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the kitchen key in Botany Manor.
  • The kitchen key in Botany Manor.
  • The kitchen key in Botany Manor.

Continue walking and turn left at the archway. Then turn right and go down the stairs to an area overlooking the water. Here you will find another bowl with the Kitchen Key in it.

  • Back terrace seed table in Botany Manor.
  • Prepping the Ash Plume in Botany Manor.

Go back to the house, and stop off to plant the Ash Plume seed at a seed table but don't water it!

Dartmoor poster in Botany Manor.
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Re-enter the house from the back terrace, walk down the corridor, and look at the Dartmoor Poster on the wall near the Kitchen. Take note that Wistman's Wood is mentioned on the poster...

  • Kitchen door in Botany Manor.
  • Kitchen entrance in Botany Manor.
  • The Kitchen in Botany Manor.
  • Kitchen recipe book in Botany Manor.

Unlock the Kitchen, walk to the Cooking Book on the kitchen table, and read it to add it to the clue list.

  • Kitchen leaflet in Botany Manor.
  • Leaflet in Botany Manor.

On the far left of the kitchen, there's a broken mortar. Next to that, you'll find a Dartmoor Lecture flyer - interact with it.

How to grow the Ash Plume in Botany Manor.
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Walk over to the fire and place the plant pot in the pan above the flames.

Ash Plume seedling in Botany Manor.
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You've found Crack - Germinate the Ash Plume seed.

  • Door in the kitchen in Botany Manor.
  • Poem in Botany Manor.
  • Porcelain duck in Botany Manor.

Collect your sprout, open the door next to the fire, and look at the Poem on the wall that tells you about the Oaks in Wistman's Wood. Pick up the Duck while you're here for duck 2/4 (you'll need to put the plant down first).

  • Where to take the smokery in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the smokery in Botany Manor.
  • The Smokery in Botany Manor.
  • Smoking book in Botany Manor.
  • Ash plume clues in Botany Manor.

Walk up the stairs, and open the door to go back outside. Turn left, walk to the table outside the shed, and read the Smoking Book. You now have all of the Ash Plume clues.

  • Ash plume in the Smokery in Botany Manor.
  • Smokery wood in Botany Manor.
  • Smokery fire pit in Botany Manor.
  • Grown ash plume in Botany Manor.
  • Ash plume in Botany Manor.
  • Taking the ash plume in Botany Manor.

Open the Smokery and place the sprout on the saucer by the fire pit. Turn back around and grab an oak log from by the door so that you can put it on the Smokery's fire pit to grow your Ash Plume. Achievement: Ash Plume - Grow the Ash Plume.

  • Ash plume in the drawning room in Botany Manor.
  • Camera flash chemical mix in Botany Manor.
  • Camera flash in Botany Manor.

Pick up your new plant, go to the Drawing Room, and prepare the camera again to take a picture of the Ash Plume. This gives you the achievement: Photographer - Take a picture of a flower that's not the Fulguria. Remember you need two parts Potassium and one part Magnesium in the flask.

  • Ash plume flower in the flower room in Botany Manor.
  • Finding the orchard in Botany Manor.
  • The orchard in Botany Manor.
  • Orchard key in Botany Manor.
  • Orchard key in Botany Manor.
  • Letter from ironmonger in Botany Manor.
  • Opening the orchard in Botany Manor.

Take the Ash Plume to the Flower Room, walk to the Gatehouse, and collect the Orchard Key. The Orchard was the second left by the pond - remember when we turned left to sit on the bench? Yeah, not that left, the one after it. There's a blue door, open that, go through it, there's the Orchard.

Botany Manor Walkthrough Chapter 3: Peculiar Petals

Chapter 3 book page in Botany Manor.
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Chapter 3 focuses on the Pixie Tears and Wolfglove plants.

Pixie Tears

  • Orchard path in Botany Manor.
  • Small greenhouse in Botany Manor.
  • Opening the small greenhouse in Botany Manor.
  • Pixie Tears seeds in Botany Manor.
  • Pixie Tears page in Botany Manor.

Follow the path through the Orchard and go right into the small greenhouse. This is where you'll find seeds for Pixie Tears. Grab those.

Pot notes in Botany Manor.
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Turn around, read the Pot Notes, and keep in mind that the pot we use needs 97 grams of soil additives.

Sheltered area in Botany Manor.
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Turn around and head over to the shelter directly opposite the small greenhouse.

  • Sheltered area book in Botany Manor.
  • Chloroplasts book in Botany Manor.

Interact with the Chloroplasts Book on the table. Using this clue, we now know some plants require sugar in their soil to grow properly.

  • Slide case in Botany Manor.
  • Microscope slide in Botany Manor.

Interact with the case next to the microscope and select the slide third from the right - this is the Microscope Slide for the Pixie Tears plant.

  • Blue wooden door in Botany Manor.
  • Cider garden path in Botany Manor.
  • Cider garden path in Botany Manor.

Turn left and head over to the blue wooden door. Open it and go into the Cider Garden. Follow the path until you reach the area with the table.

Apple blending sheet in Botany Manor.
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On the bench to the side of this area, there is an Apple Blending sheet that you'll need to read to add another clue to your Pixie Tears log.

Remember that we need 97 grams of additives? There is only one combination on the Apple Blending sheet that adds up to this amount: Knobby Russet, Seymour's Delight, and Bitter Greenstreak apples. Interesting names...

Apple in Botany Manor.
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Go left to interact with the Cider Apples poster, and you'll be shown what these apples look like so you can collect them to make fertilizer.

  • Knobby Russet apple in Botany Manor.
  • Seymour's Delight apple in Botany Manor.
  • Bitter Greenstreak apple in Botany Manor.
  • Apples in the apple press in Botany Manor.

The Knobby Russet apple is over by the Apple Blending sheet. The other two apples are in the wooden crate. Place each one in the Apple Press.

  • Prepping Pixie Tears in Botany Manor.
  • Pixie Tears seed in Botany Manor.
  • Pixie Tears seedling in Botany Manor.

Go to the seed table in the Orchard (it's back out the blue door and to the right), fill a pot with soil, plant the Pixie Tear seed, water it, and grab the pot.

  • Apple press in Botany Manor.
  • Apple press handle in Botany Manor.
  • Using the apple press in Botany Manor.
  • Apple juice in Botany Manor.
  • Blooming Pixie Tears in Botany Manor.

Put the put down in front of the Apple Press, turn the handle, and watch your Pixie Tears bloom.

Pixie Tears page in Botany Manor.
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Achievement: Pixie Tears - Grow the Pixie Tears.

Pixie Tears in the flower room in Botany Manor.
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Run to the Flower Room to place your Pixie Tears plant in one of the open spaces and then go back to the Orchard.

The Wolfglove

Orchard path in Botany Manor.
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Follow the path and head to the table on the left next to the bench.

The Wolfglove page in Botany Manor.
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Interact with the Nursery Rhyme book.

  • Garden structure in Botany Manor.
  • Book on crate in Botany Manor.
  • Priest holes book in Botany Manor.
  • Letter from historian in Botany Manor.

Go back into the area where the microscope and slides were, but continue past them to the end of the structure. On a wooden crate, there's a book next to a letter. Read the book, Priest Holes, and the Letter from Historian. These two are Chapter 3 clues, but not for the Wolfglove plant - they go into the section at the end of the chapter.

  • Letter on table in Botany Manor.
  • Letter from builder in Botany Manor.

Continue up the path again and you'll see a table on the lawn to the left. Read the Letter From Builder.

Stairway path in Botany Manor.
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Keep walking up the path to the top.

  • Terrace in Botany Manor.
  • Terrace glass doors in Botany Manor.