Gardenscapes - Tips To Improve Your In-game Experience

Use this guide to level up without having to spend anything when you play Gardenscapes.
Gardenscapes is a puzzle game with thousands of levels filled with bonuses, challenges, and power-ups. The main goal is to help the main character, Austin, fix and spruce up his family's massive garden. Many users love playing Gardenscapes because it allows you to personalize even the smallest details, from benches to flowers and even color combinations.
For each level, you aim to get as many stars as you can. The stars are what you'll use to help fulfill a series of duties intended for a day. In-app purchases help you get as many coins and stars as you need. However, there are other ways you can finish the job without spending a single cent.

Collect Coins In Every Way Possible

The primary way of obtaining coins is to pass the current level you're playing successfully. You can have additional winnings if you have extra moves left. For example, you finish the level in 10 moves and have 15 moves left. These extras are converted to coins and add up to the original 50 coins from passing the level.
Each level also varies depending on the difficulty. Before you play, there is an indication of whether the level is hard or very hard. You can choose power-ups that can help you win the round. The more power-ups, the more likely you'll have extra moves at the end.

Make A Strategy Instead Of Following The Clues Given By The System

Help in any form seems nice, but you don't have to rely on it every time. When you take too long to make a move, the system starts giving out suggestions, and it might not go well with the plans you have in mind. It would be best to plan what moves you want to do and push through with them.
Notice that the leaves are glowing. This is an indication that the system is giving you suggestions.Notice that the leaves are glowing. This is an indication that the system is giving you suggestions.
Notice that the leaves are glowing. This is an indication that the system is giving you suggestions.

Always Try To Charge The Rainbow Blast

Rainbow Blasts are disc-like power-ups that you can use to remove one kind of fruit from the level or combine it with another Rainbow Blast and wipe out the entire area.

When a Rainbow Blast gets fully charged, the system randomly places it anywhere, and you can do this by continuously creating other power-ups like the bomb, dynamite, TNT barrel, and rocket.

Remember that the creation of power-ups only happens between the same fruits, flowers, leaves, or any element. Here's what you need to remember:
  • Bombs are created by making an L-shape pattern or 5 pieces in a straight line
  • Dynamites are created by matching six pieces
  • TNT barrels come from matching seven or more pieces

Participate In Contests Or Bonus Levels

Now and then, Gardenscapes adds a twist to the game: adding bonus levels or challenges that coincide with the storyline and characters.

Sometimes they'll feature Austin's pet dog, and winning a few levels rewards you with power-ups plus coins. Taking part in these new games increases your chances of winning overall.
Treasure Hound event - beat levels and find treasure chestsTreasure Hound event - beat levels and find treasure chests
Treasure Hound event - beat levels and find treasure chests
Fireworks Festival event - score points by creating power-ups to earn prizesFireworks Festival event - score points by creating power-ups to earn prizes
Fireworks Festival event - score points by creating power-ups to earn prizes

Fulfill Austin's Daily Tasks

Being able to complete the daily tasks means that you are moving forward with the game's progress. There are several tasks you must do every day, and you'll need stars to complete them. Along the way, you get rewards and power-ups for the fulfilled duties and renovations in the garden.

Wait For The Man Carrying The Spinning Wheel

This feature is a bonus that comes once every day. A man on a bicycle suddenly appears in the street, and you get notified about his presence. He lets you spin the wheel for free, and you have a chance of winning many power-ups, tools or hitting the jackpot, which also includes coins. Take the time to do this portion because more power-ups mean more ways to win levels.

Send Lives

When you have a difficulty level that you desperately want to complete, you tend to use up all five lives. Aside from buying more, choose to send lives to your friends instead. Once you continuously send them extra playing chances, they'll do the same and send as many lives as possible. More lives equal more chances of improving your strategy and winning the level.

Join A League/ Group

Gardenscapes also has options for you to join a group of the so-called "league," which consists of different local and international players.

The main goal of the group is to earn coins and try to rise to the first place. These group contests mostly last for 3 to 5 days, which gives each member a lot of time to contribute coins. Once declared a winner of the promo or bonus challenge, the group wins lots of coins and power-ups, which will then be distributed among them.

Install Updates

When the application tells you that the game needs an update, go for it. There are corresponding rewards for that.

Watch Ads

When you open Austin's tablet, it sometimes offers videos you can add in exchange for coins. The rewards vary per video. Sometimes you get 30 coins, and at other times, the system gives 160 coins. The key is to consistently wait for the offer and watch until there are no more ads available.


While it may seem overwhelming, fixing the garden is one of the most satisfying and relaxing parts of the game, especially when seeing the overall results. The goal here is to have fun and enjoy the experience, and, overall, make it a source of entertainment.