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The Queen's Gardens is a lush area featuring ornate gates, thorns, and perilous platforms located in the west part of Hallownest.

Description

The gardens are filled with overgrown vegetation, thorny vines, and neglected greenhouses.[1][2] Lanterns with lumaflies light up the area. Besides the Hallownest structures and flowering plants, tents have cropped up in the gardens, housing the Mantis Traitors.

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Bench in the gardens

The south-east part of the gardens contains a corpse holding the Love Key. Below this area is the Moss Chapel where the Moss Prophet preaches. In the central part of the Queen's Gardens is a Stag Station, which can be opened by going above and around this room. Along the way, the Warrior Dream Marmu can be found.

Further north is a greenhouse where Traitor Lord is fought. The White Lady is located west of this area, alongside the corpse of Dryya. After Traitor Lord's defeat, she grants half of the Kingsoul. The grave of the Traitor Lord's daughter is located above the Stag Station. This room is important for the Delicate Flower quest.

Lore

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Exterior of White Lady's chamber

The Queen's Gardens used to belong to Unn and her Mosskin Tribe.[3] At some point this area was annexed by the White Lady, who turned it into her well-guarded retreat.[3][4] After the White Lady bound herself in her chamber in the gardens and the Infection returned, the gardens grew wild and became overgrown.[5][6][7]

When the Mantis Traitors were exiled from their village in the Fungal Wastes, they eventually settled in the Queen's Gardens.[8] They now consider the gardens to be their lands.[9]

How to access

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Acid pool leading to the gardens

There are initially only two accessible entry points into the gardens, both from Fog Canyon. The gardens can be accessed from the upper entrance below the Overgrown Mound with the Shade Cloak, bypassing a Shade Gate. The second way to enter the area is by taking the lower entrance by using Isma's Tear to cross below the wall of vines via an acid pool.

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Trivia

  • An early name for the Queen's Gardens was the "Royal Garden".[10]

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 140.
  2. Wanderer's Journal, p. 141.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Greenpath Lore Tablet: "Though once our lands, a pale being lays claim to the caverns ahead. It may appear benevolent but it does not share our dream."
  4. Last Stag: "Before you rang the bell, I'd almost forgotten this station existed. It was not often used by the common bugs, being a well-guarded retreat for our late Queen."
  5. White Lady: "Do I seem prisoner here? If so, it's not by any choice but my own. These bindings about me, I've chosen to erect."
  6. Last Stag: "Even as overgrown as they've become, these gardens are still beautiful after all this time."
  7. Cornifer: "Now some vicious types are crawling all over the place and the plants have grown wild..."
  8. Wanderer's Journal, p. 145.
  9. Traitor Lord Dream Nail dialogue: "Our lands now..."
  10. The Making of Hollow Knight - Gameinformer interview with Team Cherry.
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Areas

The AbyssAncient BasinCity of TearsColosseum of FoolsCrystal PeakDeepnest
DirtmouthFog CanyonForgotten CrossroadsFungal WastesGodhomeGreenpath
The HiveHowling CliffsKingdom's EdgeQueen's GardensResting Grounds
Royal WaterwaysWhite Palace
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