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Margaery Tyrell in a garden in Highgarden © FFG
The Garden of a wealthy villa in Dorne. © FFG

There are gardens in the known world of A Song of Ice and Fire. All sectors of society are known to keep gardens, such as the smallfolk who keep homely and functional cottage gardens,[1] and nobles who may have more extravagant gardens. Some gardens are kept for pleasure, sustenance, or both, with a mixture of ornamental and edible plants.[2][3] Attractive fruit trees, such as cherry[2] and lemon,[4] are also sometimes a feature of gardens.[2] Food can be grown in a glass garden (real-world greenhouse) in winter.[5]

Many characters draw comfort from spending time in gardens. Daenerys Targaryen draws great solace from her garden in the Great Pyramid.[6] The Water Gardens in Dorne are Prince Doran Martell's favorite place in the world.[7]

Little villages in the eastern riverlands can have flourishing gardens during times of peace.[8]

Godswoods have garden features. Many godswoods still found in the south now serve as secular gardens.[9]

Gardens of Westeros

The Riverlands


The sept at Riverrun is a seven-sided sandstone building amidst the gardens of the late Minisa Tully. The godswood at Riverrun is a garden, bright and airy, where tall redwoods spread dappled shadows across tinkling streams, birds sing from hidden nests, and the air is spicy with the scent of flowers.[9]

Quiet Isle

There is a vegetable garden behind the sept on the Quiet Isle.[10]

The Vale

The Eyrie's seven towers encircle a garden, which had been meant as a godswood, but no weirwood heart tree would take root in the stony soil.[11] The garden, which is overlooked by Lady Lysa Arryn's apartments, instead contains grass, shrubbery, and a woman's statue, located at its center. The statue depicts Alyssa Arryn.[12]


King's Landing

The Great Sept of Baelor has large gardens capable of holding hundreds surrounding it.[13] Myrcella Baratheon has a garden at the Red Keep.[14]


The garden in Dragonstone is called Aegon's Garden. Within, grow tall dark trees, wild roses, towering thorny hedges, and cranberries. The garden has a pleasant piney scent.[15]

The North


In Winterfell, the glass gardens are greenhouses heated by natural hot springs, turning them into a place of moist warmth, thereby keeping the earth from freezing.[16] They are used to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers. Inside the glass gardens, it is always like the hottest day of summer.[11] The rare winter rose is said to be the most beautiful of the flowers grown in the glass gardens of Winterfell.[17] The glass gardens have a warm earthy smell.[18]

Castle Black

At the Wall, Castle Black has vegetable garden.[19]


Casterly Rock

The Rock is almost two leagues long from west to east, and contains gardens.[20]

The Reach

The mythical High King of the First Men, Garth Greenhand, supposedly made the land bloom.[21]


The Seven Shrines have gardens.[22]


Water Gardens

In Dorne, there are the Water Gardens.[7]

Beyond the Wall

Some free folk also keep vegetable gardens.[23]

Gardens of Essos and Beyond

Blooming cherry trees in Illyrio's manse in Pentos © FFG


There are no trees to be found within Braavos except in the courts and gardens of the mighty.[24] The Gardens of Gelenei is a temple in the city; though it is not stated if there are gardens there, there is a gilded tree a hundred feet high with leaves of hammered silver.[25]


The gardens behind Illyrio's manse are extensive.[2] Six cherry trees surround a marble pool in the front.[2] Garlic grows in his gardens, as well as a poisonous variety of mushroom found in a garden by Tyrion Lannister.[2]

Ghoyan Drohe

In Ghoyan Drohe, the ruined city in the Velvet Hills, A few people still remain amidst the squalor, tending little gardens amongst the weeds.[3]


Daenerys Targaryen's private chambers are in the lofty apex of the Great Pyramid on the highest step. Her chambers are surrounded by terrace garden with greenery and fragrant pools.[26]

The audience chamber of the Great Pyramid has its own terrace. The lower terrace and its garden includes lemon trees and night-blooming flowers.[4]


The Palace of Love, now called the Palace of Sorrow, once had gardens bright with flowers and fountains sparkling golden in the sun.[27]


In Qarth, Xaro Xhoan Daxos offers Daenerys Targaryen the use of his palace during her stay. There, Daenerys has her own gardens full of fragrant lavender and mint, a marble bathing pool stocked with tiny golden fish, a scrying tower and warlock's maze.[28]

The Garden of Gehane is a location in Qarth. After the destruction of the House of the Undying, ghost grass is found growing in the Garden of Gehane.[29]


Missandei mentions to Daenerys that her family had a garden in Naath.[30]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

In Vaes Tolorro, Daenerys Targaryen puts Rakharo in charge of pulling up the plaza in an effort to turn it into a garden.[31]

North along the eastern side of the river running south from the Gods Eye, Yoren and his men come across an abandoned cottage. Tarber finds a garden in the backyard where they pull some onions and radishes.[1]

In the House of the Undying, Pyat Pree falsely tells Daenerys Targaryen her visit is over, and to follow him into a garden.[28]

A Storm of Swords

Arya Stark, Gendry, and Hot Pie encounter the Brotherhood Without Banners at the cottage of dead Old Pate. His cottage is burned and his garden overgrown.{{Ref|ASOS|13}]

Edric Storm plays monsters-and-maidens with Shireen Baratheon and Patchface at Aegon's Garden in Dragonstone.[15]

Missandei finds Daenerys in the terrace garden of the Great Pyramid. Dany has the girl promise to never lie to her, to never betray her.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Cersei Lannister states that after the war she means to build a new palace beyond the river; in a dream she sees the palace surrounded by woods and gardens.[32]

Cersei is appalled to hear and see that hundreds of sparrows are encamped in the gardens of the Great Sept of Baelor.[33]

A Dance with Dragons

Varamyr Sixskins recalls that a dozen villages paid him a kind of homage; offering, among other things, fruit from their orchards and vegetables from their gardens.[23]

Daenerys entertains the representatives from Yunkai in the audience chamber of the Great Pyramid and its terrace.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 14, Arya IV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 50, Daenerys VIII.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 2, Catelyn I.
  10. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  12. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  14. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  15. 15.0 15.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 10, Davos II.
  16. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 6, Catelyn II.
  17. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 51, Jon VI.
  18. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  19. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
  20. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: Casterly Rock.
  21. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  22. A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
  23. 23.0 23.1 A Dance with Dragons, Prologue.
  24. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 26, Samwell III.
  25. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 64, The Ugly Little Girl.
  26. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 36, Daenerys VI.
  27. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 18, Tyrion V.
  28. 28.0 28.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
  29. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 63, Daenerys V.
  30. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
  31. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
  32. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  33. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.