“The best detective game I’ve played in years” – PC GAMER


on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox


Switch Trailer


Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your collection of powerful plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries.

Welcome to Undermere

Welcome to Undermere, a quaint town surrounded by hag-infested forests and rugged mountains. You are the Horticulturist, owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture. As a cast of colorful customers come by your shop, you are quickly thrust into an occult mystery stretching back hundreds of years.

Explore the lands beyond

Explore the lands beyond your store to find new plants, but be careful! The dark woods and lakes are not always friendly to a simple herbalist. You might discover powers beyond your wildest dreams – or lose your mind completely. Use context clues to determine which places to visit, and which to avoid!

An ever-growing collection

Using your trusty encyclopedia and clues found on your explorations, you learn more about the strange plants you come across. By identifying each plant, you will be able to use their effects to influence the story — from hypnotic hallucinogens to powerful poisons.


PC Gamer 90%

“Strange Horticulture is the best detective game I’ve played in years. A deeply engrossing puzzle game about identifying plants and solving mysteries.”

Polygon Polygon Recommends

“It’s so easy to become engrossed in this world, to become obsessed with the litany of beautiful, exotic, and sometimes dangerous plants that line the walls of my shop. Strange Horticulture […] is one of the best games this year.”

Rock Paper Shotgun Bestest Bests

“Strange Horticulture is quiet, meticulous, delightful, dark, and beguiling. An utterly lovely game.”

Gamespew 9/10

“Strange Horticulture’s puzzles, its delicate but eerie presentation, and its satisfying and calming gameplay that [will] keep you hooked. Something very special awaits for those curious enough to enter Strange Horticulture”

Hardcore Gamer 4.5/5

“Strange Horticulture is a true hidden gem and a pleasant surprise to start the year on, a delightfully quirky and charming puzzle game that puts a unique spin on botany”


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