Tropico 5

Tropico 5

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Tropico 5 More Gardens
By dekludge
Unlock all 16 garden models for maximum beautification of your island paradise!
Purpose of this guide
The default in Tropico 5 is to only have one kind each of large and small gardens. Clearly, this is unacceptable for any island nation worthy of the name Tropico!

This simple guide allows you to access the game's full complement of gardens with an easy configuration tweak.

All sixteen luscious arrangements of greenery will soon be yours!
Cycle models with the , and . keys
After selecting a small or large garden from the build menu, press the , or . key to cycle through the models.

Why Kalypso did not see fit to document this anywhere most people can find it, only el Presidente knows!
Alternatively, configure your keys

Allow me to blow your mind:
  • Load your game or start a new one
  • Hit ESC to bring up the main menu
  • Choose "Settings"
  • Choose "Hotkeys"
  • Scroll to "Large Garden" (they're alphabetical)
  • Assign whichever keys you like to "Large Garden 1" through "Large Garden 6"
    • I like Y U I O P ] since I don't use those for anything else
  • Do the same for "Small Garden 1-10"
    • I like the number keys 1-0, again because I don't use them for anything else
  • Build whichever gardens embody your vision of Tropican perfection!
Note that you must cancel your build order (AKA right-click to get back to the main view) before switching to a different garden model.
Did you seriously just make a guide about hotkey config?
Sure did! Plenty of people seem angry that the additional garden models from previous games are missing, so I figured I'd help 'em out.
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Patchateeka Dec 4, 2015 @ 8:26am 
You are amazing. I thought they only had two gardens for the longest time..
The World is a Sandbox Sep 18, 2015 @ 6:28pm 
Wow, I've played Tropico 5 forever, and I did not know that. How embarrassing!
Sneedlewoodz Feb 22, 2015 @ 1:36pm 
Katzenschinken Sep 2, 2014 @ 2:43pm 
Narsuaq Jun 14, 2014 @ 7:31am 
I don't understand the purpose of this guide. These gardens are available anyway through , & .
ezwip Jun 12, 2014 @ 11:22am 
hell yeah
Kozzy Jun 11, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
nice work dude
Bubbles Jun 5, 2014 @ 12:16pm 
Works for some of the other buildings such as appartments too
Second-Hand Leopard Jun 5, 2014 @ 11:30am 
<,> to cycle gardens like hellomidinight said, actually I now realize I am commenting exactly the same thing, so nvm
hellomidnight Jun 4, 2014 @ 3:41pm 
They did document this. If you actually read the description when you're building a garden, you'll see they say that < and > will cycle through all the options.