Botanical garden contest results!
This page presents all the entries received during the botanical garden contest, which took place on the Creeper's Lab from July 19th to August 2nd, 2014. This took place in Central's seasonal park. The entries are listed below from the highest to the lowest score.
Two judges, Anonymous_SoFar and Dr. Cossack, evaluated each entry on a note from 0 to 10. Criteras included how well the creations followed the given theme (botanical garden, small scale), how realistic they looked and the attention to details everywhere. Additionally, the judges provided comments to explain how each build was rated.
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Anonymous_SoFar: Wonderful garden, love it. Best use of flowers and vines, great use of materials and a simple yet eligant design.
Dr. Cossack: I like the rounded archways and the stone structure in the center! Very zen.
Anonymous_SoFar: Great use of materials, love the use of the dispensers as decoration (wonder where you got that from~) Many vibrant colors and shrubbery. and a nice little archway.
Dr. Cossack: Pretty set of flowers, fewer people than I expected went for a mix of them! Those benches remind me of those larger, rocking seats we see sometimes. That'd be neat to have in-game!
Anonymous_SoFar: Great overall design, nice floral arrangements, the space does not do the tree justice. Love the use of furnaces, would love to see a large scale version of this garden style.
Dr. Cossack: The water stream in the corner is a great touch to go alongside your pond. Nice balance of various elements, without all of it being overwhelming!
Anonymous_SoFar: Its green and has flowers, but the bird... Kinda kills the garden along with the massive trees.
Dr. Cossack: I could see this located somewhere in the middle of an actual botanical garden, serving as a centerpiece. I kinda miss the derpy Flappy Bird, though!
Anonymous_SoFar: The very bottom portion of the area actually looks like a shrine with a garden, the rest however is not. I feel that the tree kills the garden aspect of the lower area, but would make a great design for a jungle town in the trees.
Dr. Cossack: Fun design, the lower area is my favorite part. The stairs have a nice color pattern, but are strangely floating in the air.
Anonymous_SoFar: Its a nice place but, it feels too tall. The underground connection is unneccessary.
Dr. Cossack: I liked the original version better, with the heads and all. Still, this looks very cozy. I'd totally sit on the top level to read a good book.
Anonymous_SoFar: Being the remnants of a once purdy gerden I shall allow it to live. Well thought out design for such a small space.love the little creek, and would love to see an actual live garden version. Most likely be best in a small garden in a castel or fort.
Dr. Cossack: Competition to Sora? What madness is this? The packed ice adds a nice constrasting touch, and acacia wood works well for this.
Anonymous_SoFar: I feel that there is too much water and the paintings kinda kill the naturey feel. The underground connection is unneccessary.
Dr. Cossack: I like the temple lookalike shape, which might one one of the most realistic entries here. The small underground segment is very nice looking, too.
Anonymous_SoFar: Congrats you get one point for the sign puns, unfortuantely the lack of variety in the colors was what killed this the most, and way too much Cobble and water.
Dr. Cossack: I'm not sure if the stone structure is meant to represent anything specific, but the uneven water border is a nice touch. Also, the signs lie.
Anonymous_SoFar: Its not so much a garden but more of a small shrine, I feel the mossy cobble was a nice touch but more plant life would help make this better.
Dr. Cossack: I can see the asian influences! The amount of moss and vines gives it an abandonned look, though.
Anonymous_SoFar: Not really a garden, I feel the fat birch tree hangs over too far. (even though you are aloud) The exposed lava gives me bad feelings, this would look fantastic in a park, just for look.
Dr. Cossack: That unprotected column of lava doesn't look very safe...! I'D have tried adding a flower or two in the corners, alongside the trees.
Anonymous_SoFar: As the name of you area suggests, this is a cafe and not a garden. Still to me the trees in a small area like this do not fit, but this would still look good in a Jungle village.
Dr. Cossack: Every public garden worth its salt has a caf�, and you've delivered! The dirt layers could have definitely used a stone or wood support under them, though, dirt usually doesn't hold still by itself!
Anonymous_SoFar: Very bland, not vibrant enough as a garden, more of a mushroom farm.
Dr. Cossack: The basic concept is nice, but it feels empty. Something more could have been done with the ground.
Anonymous_SoFar: Memorial fountain of the twin towers... I can dig it. Murica (also not a garden)
Dr. Cossack: I see what you were getting it, but the whole "botanical garden" theme is hard to find in a mostly stone and water base. There are floating trees above, but... gravity should take them down!
Anonymous_SoFar: 1 point for having green and 1 point for thinking. Its a fantastic concept, but other ways to display it better, also, way too tall.
Dr. Cossack: One word: TALL. It's a very creative idea, and one way to around around the 10x10 limit, but I can't help but think it's utterly unrealistic. There's no way this would stand up on its own!
Anonymous_SoFar: Its a sand castle with some plant in it, Its not much of a Botanical garden.
Dr. Cossack: The base idea is good, as themed gardens are popular, but I can't help to think that the outside walls are bland. Maybe a variety in sandstone types would have helped.
Anonymous_SoFar: There really isnt much here to constitute a garden.
Dr. Cossack: Fewer pumpkins than expected. I'd have sunk the entire lot by one block just to drive home the point of a dead garden!
Anonymous_SoFar: No, just no. Its not a garden in any sense, just a mishmash of blocks.
Dr. Cossack: It's a fun building, but it looks more like a small farmhouse than anything else. The very square shape isn't very organic.