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Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on Leif the sloth. Find out if Leif gets a Shop, if he comes every day, what to do if he's not showing up, items, & more!

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Leif's Garden Shop Hours & Schedule

Leif's Garden Shop Appearance & Opening Hours

Day of the WeekRandom
Time 5:00AM ~ 22:00PM
PlaceIn the Resident Services plaza

Leif Purchases Weeds At Higher Price


Leif will purchase weeds from you for double the price of Nook's Cranny. He'll pay 20 Bells per clump of weeds!

Garden Shop Closes At 10PM


Make sure to purchase everything you need from Leif because his Garden Shop closes at 10PM, on the dot!

Spot Leif From Game Start Screen

You can check if Leif appears when you start up your game. The camera always follows a random villager and sometimes it lands on a special villager that is visiting that day!

How To Get Leif To Show Up

Update To Ver. 1.2.0 Of The Game

Update To Ver. 1.2.0 Of The Game

To be able to bring Leif and his Garden Shop to your island, your game needs to be updated to version 1.2.0. This is part of the free update released on April 23, 2020.

Check Out Ver. 1.2.0 Free April Update Summary!

What If Leif Isn't Showing Up?

Leif Will Randomly Appear During The Week

Even if you update your game, there is simply no surefire way of making Leif appear on the same day of the update. It's best to wait for him to come visit your island. He will not come every day, so it's a matter of being patient.

Will Not Appear If There's Another Vendor

If there is another vendor in the plaza such as Label or Kicks, Leif will not appear on your island. Check the next day when your plaza does not have any other pop-up shops.

Play After The Game Update

Make sure to close the game software and then update to version 1.2.0 to have a high chance of Leif appearing when you start up the game again.

What You Can Buy From Leif

Leif Sells You Shrubs & Rare Flower Seeds


You can purchase shrubs and rare flower seeds at Leif's Garden Shop. See the guide below for the lineup.

Check Out All Shrub List & How To Get Them!

Available Shrub List

Info below is based on Northern Hemisphere.

Season Shrub Price
January - March Camellia 280 Bells
April - May Azalea 280 Bells
June - July Hydrangea 280 Bells
August - Early September Hibiscus 280 Bells
Late September - October Tea Olive 280 Bells
November - December Holly 280 Bells

Who Is Leif?

The Host Of Earth Day

leif shop
Event DurationApril 23rd ~ May 4th

Leif is a special character in Animal Crossing who is set to appear during this year's Earth Day event, scheduled to occur at the end of April. Leif has a similar role to Zipper during Bunny Day!

Check Out Nature Day (Earth Day) Here!

Leif Sells New Plant Item "Shrub"


You can purchase new plant item Shrubs (ex. "Azalea start" and "Tea-olive start") from Leif. Leif will be at the plaza during the event.

In Previous Games

Ran A Gardening Shop


In previous Animal Crossing titles, Leif operated a shop in which you could buy gardening supplies like flowers, weeds, another plants. He also offered a weeding service!

Cannot Build A Shop In New Horizons

Although Leif operated his own brick-and-mortar store in New Leaf, it doesn't seem like you can get Leif to build a permanent shop on your island in New Horizons! At least, not yet. Perhaps this will be added in a future update?

Hosted A Weed Pulling Challenge

Leif also served as the host of a separate weed-pulling challenge! Such a challenge doesn't seem to exist in New Horizons so far, so it's possible that Earth Day will feature something similar!

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Content Added In The 1.2.0 Update

1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes Summary

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Guys... I missed redd and now i cant get any paintings ;-;

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Leif comes every two days on Palpadloc (my island)

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I had both azalea and hydrangea when he visited.

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So hes added to the rotation? Not a limited time thing?

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