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"My daddy's SMARTER than Einstein, STRONGER than Hercules and lights a fire with a SNAP of his fingers. Are you as good as my daddy, Mister? Not if you don't visit the Gatherer's Garden, you aren't! Smart daddies get spliced, at the Gardens!"
―The Gatherer's Garden[src]
"In the garden we are growin' Many changes will be flowin' If you want to be amazin' See the flowers we are raising"
―Jingle played at the Gatherer's Garden[src]

Located at various points in the game, a Gatherer's Garden is a vending machine that allows the player to purchase Plasmids, Gene Tonics, Plasmid Slots, Gene Tonic Slots, Health Upgrades, and EVE Upgrades. ADAM is used as currency for these purchases. When the player character is rewarded for rescuing Little Sisters, the Gatherer's Garden is the location where the gifts are left, stuffed inside a teddy bear. Unlike other machines found in Rapture, the Gatherer's Garden cannot be hacked.


Gatherers garden

The first functional Gatherer's Garden the player encounters in the Medical Pavilion.

Main article: BioShock
For a price list, see List of Gatherer's Garden Prices in BioShock.

Later Gatherer's Gardens offer more Plasmids and Tonics, as well as upgraded versions of older ones. However, some Gatherer's Gardens do not offer the lower level tonics found in earlier levels, which are needed to get the Tonic Collector achievement and the Tonic Collector trophy in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. If a Gatherer's Garden offers an upgrade of a Plasmid the player doesn't own or has a much lower level of, it automatically replaces it (with the exception of Sonic Boom), which could save ADAM in the long run (i.e. if the player doesn't own Insect Swarm, if they buy it when level three is sold, one would save ADAM due to not buying levels one and two). Tonics, on the other hand, have cumulative effects.

Note: The player cannot use a Gatherer's Garden while suffering from Lot 192's side effects.

BioShock 2Edit

Electrobolt gift

The first Gatherer's Garden in the Adonis Luxury Resort.

Main article: BioShock 2
For a price list, see List of Gatherer's Garden Prices in BioShock 2.

It should be noted that, in BioShock 2, the player must possess the lower form of a Plasmid in order to purchase the upgraded rank. However, all machines sell the base form of a Plasmid.

Minerva's DenEdit

Main article: Minerva's Den
For a price list, see List of Gatherer's Garden Prices in Minerva's Den.

Contrary to BioShock 2, no Gatherer's Gardens sell the base form of Plasmids found in Minerva's Den, with the exception of Security Command.

BioShock 2 MultiplayerEdit

Closed Gatherer's Garden

A pristine Gatherer's Garden, closed for the night.

Main article: BioShock 2 Multiplayer

The Gatherer's Garden makes a return in the multiplayer maps of Arcadia and Hephaestus. The Garden's are broken or off. Either way, they are inaccessible to the fighting players.

Infinite Spoilers

BioShock InfiniteEdit

BI Welcome GathererG

A Gatherer's Garden seen in BioShock Infinite.

Main article: BioShock Infinite
During the end of BioShock Infinite, Elizabeth opens up a Tear to Rapture with Booker DeWitt and Songbird. The trio ends up in the Welcome Center, where the very same Gatherer's Garden Jack used in BioShock can be found, only closed and unusable.

Burial at Sea - Episode 2Edit


The war-beaten machines.

Main article: Burial at Sea - Episode 2

During the final of the episode, Elizabeth exits Dr. Suchong's Free Clinic through a broken wall and ends up in a hallway with several broken and looted Gatherer's Garden's.


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The Plasmid bottles seen in the machine (see the gallery above) are 2D images in all the Gatherer's Garden appearances in the BioShock series.
  • Although Burial at Sea - Episode 1 doesn't include the Gatherer's Garden, a structure in front of Little Wonders Educational Facility in Market Street uses the same model of the machine and the two Little Sisters beside it, advertising the facility.
    • The Little Sister dolls, found on a shelf in the Toys Department of Fontaine's, will quote the Gatherer's Garden's slogan when pressed.

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