Gardening Mama is a simulation game that allows players to grow their own garden. After appearing in several cooking simulation titles, Mama is back to teach children and adults how to take care of plants and flowers. The garden is divided into several different areas: the flower garden, the rose garden, the veggie garden, the fruit orchard and a harvest shack where players can keep track of all the plants they grow to maturity. There is also an unlockable secret garden with special plants. Each species of flora requires wannabe gardeners to successfully perform a series of simple minigames. Using their stylus, players have to dig holes in the soil to plant seeds and bulbs, water saplings with the right amount of water and harvest several kinds of fruits and vegetables. At the end of each minigame Mama will rate the performance with a gold, silver or bronze medal.