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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Find Leif

Looking to buy shrubs and flowers? Leif's Garden Shop is where it's at in this happy corner of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about his flowery shrubery!

How to Unlock Leif's Shop on Harv's Island

Steps Directions
1 Visit Harv's Island.
2 Construct the shop for the botany expert with the greenest of thumbs.
3 Talk to Harv the day after.

1. Visit Harv's Island

ACNH - Harv Dialogue 5
After receiving the letter from Harv, head to the airport and visit his island. Search for Harv in the new area with the wooden gate.

2. Construct the Shop

ACNH - Construct One Shop
After the cutscene, you can start donating Bells to the Gyroids to construct the shops. Look for the Gyroid that will construct the shop for the botany expert with the greenest of thumbs and donate 100,000 Bells.

3. Talk to Harv the day after

ACNH - Harv introducing Leif
Once the building is complete, head to the plaza to find Harv talking to Leif. Talk to them to open up Leif's shop on Harv's Island.

Note that Leif will not show up on Harv's Island if he is currently on your island, so be sure to check your island's town hall to see if he is there!

Things to Do with Leif on Harv's Island

Things to Do with Leif

Buy Starts, Shrubs, and Flowers

ACNH - Buy shrubs starts and flowers
Leif still sells starts, shrubs, and flowers while he is in Harv's plaza. The selection changes every day, so be sure to talk to him and see if there's something new!

Sell Weeds to Earn Bells

ACNH - Sell Weeds to Leif
You can sell weeds to Leif to earn bells. If you have unlocked Tortimer's Storage, you can retrieve the weeds from your storage and sell those to him without traveling back-and-forth.

Request Leif's Weeding Service

ACNH - Leif

While in Harv's plaza, Leif offers a new weeding service allowing you to pay him to remove all the weeds in your island within the next day for 100,000 Bells! All the removed weeds will be moved to the recycle box afterward.

Note that this service is only available if your island is full of weeds.

How to Find Leif

On Your Island!

ACNH - Leif

For now, you can find Leif on your island. He can visit your island at any day of the week from 5AM to 10PM. Check out our section on Leif's Garden Shop below to learn how to acquire shrubs and bushes from him!

Harv's Island

ACNH - A resident runs towards Leif

In the October 15th Direct, it was confirmed that familiar island visitors like Leif will be setting up shop in Harv's Plaza!

Keep your eyes peeled and remember to check this page as we update you with the latest news and updates about what we can do with Leif and his shop in Harv's Island!

Leif's Schedule on Harv's Island

ACNH - Leif on Harv

Date & Time 5:00AM—12:00AM
Location Harv's Island

Leif appears on Harv's Island every day! You can find him in front of the orange camper and next to a table with potted plants, watering can, and a lantern.

ACNH Direct and November Update

Leif's Garden Shop

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Shop Details Schedule Troubleshooting

Shop Details

ACNH - Leif sells shrubs and flower seeds

Leif's Garden Shop is one of the many shops that visit your island; you can look to Leif for all your gardening needs:

Shrub Starts

ACNH - Bushes, Shrubs, and Flowers

Leif will always promote the Shrub start in season! You can buy this or another random Shrub
Shrubs and Bushes Guide

Flowers Seeds

ACNH - A resident sits in a field of flowers

Leif will also sell more Flowers types that you may not find on your island or in Nook's Cranny, so take a close look at his wares!

All Flowers Guide

Pumpkin Starts

ACNH - Watering pumpkin starts

You can also buy Pumpkin Starts all year round!

Though on October, he'll half his price down to 140 Bells. Definitely look at the deals of the season!
Pumpkins Guide

Leif's Visit Schedule

Date & Time On weekdays (random)
Location Around your island

Leif will visit your island randomly every two weeks! You'll find him next to his cart of gardening goods at the plaza.

Further, Leif is guaranteed to visit your island during Nature Day!

Nature Day Event Info and Rewards

Why Isn't Leif Showing Up? (Troubleshooting)

Update Your Game

ACNH - Updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Leif was introduced back in the Ver.1.2.0 update, so keep your game updated with the latest version!

All Event Updates

Who is Leif?

About Leif

JP: レイジ • FR: Racine • SP: Gandulio
ACNH - Leif amiibo card Type Special Character
Birthday August 8
First Appearance Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Leif is a sloth with a big heart and a huge green thumb! (Do sloths have thumbs?) He was first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf where he manned his own Garden Store.

Did You Know

  • Leif's English name is a play on the word “leaf”.
  • Leif's Japanese name (レイジ; Reiji) is a play on the word “lazy”.
  • Wardell used to be in the Music industry and personally knows DJ K.K.
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