About the game

In this game, you use an innovative system that combines card play with your pawns movement on the market to determine what flowers you will obtain each turn. Of these flowers, only one will have a dedicated space, so the rest will have to go onto your marginal land, a less fertile plot where flowers don’t last too long. To prevent these flowers from withering, you will be fulfilling orders. This way, you will not only avoid losing points for withered flowers, you will also gain bonus points for each fulfilled order.

For maximum score each score phase, you will have a perfect run on your plots of land and be left with no excess flowers on your marginal land. This, however, is a lot harder than it might sound…

Unboxing video

Game overview


  • 1 Main Board
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 5 Player Tokens (with 1 standee each)
  • 5 Score Counters
  • 145 Flower Tiles
  • 76 Market Cards
  • 82 Order Cards
  • 1 Cloth Bag


  • 2 to 4 players
  • 10+ years
  • 30-60 minutes

They worked on Botanists

Violaine Malié: game design
Pedro Codeço: illustrations
Alfred Das: development and rules editing
Godfrey Colhoun: rules editing and proofreading


This game is awesome, not only is it quick to learn but it is absolutely stunning as well.

This game really deserves more love. It’s a straight forward game, but still some hard thinking to do on your next move. As abstract as Azul, but more fun from the get go for us.

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In Botanists, players run a small plot of land that grows flowers, which they sell to florists. Each of the players has got three small fields dedicated to growing the most popular flowers among their usual clients.  

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