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 Week||Random|
|Time||5:00AM ~ 22:00PM|
|Place||In 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
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
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.
|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
|Event Duration||April 23rd ~ May 4th|
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!