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The Chinese garden (or Zen garden) is a new community lot and a lot assignment for The Sims 3 introduced via The Sims 3: World Adventures expansion pack.

As a lot assignment, Chinese gardens provide the Zen moodlet:

Image Moodlet Name Mood Effect Time Period From Game Dialog/Description Notes Expansion
Zen Zen +20 - Scholar's Garden Only a place jam-packed with tranquility could promote such a powerful feeling of Zen. Namaste! While Sims have this moodlet they gain a boost to their Logic skill building, and they also gain a boost to the meditation skill which falls within the Martial Arts skill.

By default the Chinese garden lot is only accessible in the travel destination Shang Simla, however it can be set using the Create a World tool and it will function correctly in the base game, The Sims 3.

Shang Simla chinese gardensEdit

The Scholar's GardenEdit

The Scholar's Garden
Scholar Garden
The Scholar's Garden in Shang Simla.


The Scholar's Garden is a great place for Sims to seek peace, meditate, or skill up in Logic. It is located beside the Academy in Shang Simla, and it looks over the center of town. There are several varieties of koi to catch here using the Fishing skill, and also plums and cherries for Sims to harvest.

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