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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nature Day event guide, how to unlock hedges

This is the time to rake in Nook Miles

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An Animal Crossing character smiles in front of some hedges Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Nature Day event takes place from April 23 until May 4.

The event tasks players with a fresh batch of themed Nook Miles+ tasks. You’ll get one nature-themed task every day, and this special task will get the 5X multiplier every day. You’ll be able to rake in the Nook Miles every day from just doing nature-based activities.

Based on our tests, these are the tasks we’ve seen pop up, but there may be more.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nature Day Nook Miles+ tasks and rewards

Task Nook Miles reward
Task Nook Miles reward
Craft a flower crown 300
Plant three [specific flower] bulbs 200
Mail flowers to friends 200
Wear a flower 150
Move a tree 100
Plant a Coconut on the beach 150
Craft a wreath 300
Plant three shrubs 200

After completing one of the Nature Day Nook Miles+ tasks, talk to Tom Nook in Resident Services. He’ll give you a DIY recipe to make your very own hedges. These work like fences, rather than shrubs.

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Hedge Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Nature Day also introduced Leif, the traveling flower merchant, to New Horizons, though it’s likely that he’ll be sticking around and appearing randomly on your island even after the event ends. After all, he’s selling other seasonal shrubs, so we’re unsure why he’d pick such a short period of time to sell his wares that are used year-round.

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