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New in version 1.7.0.

Changed in version 1.11.1.

Garden is a project to centralize addons for Kivy maintained by users. You can find more information at Kivy Garden. All the garden packages are centralized on the kivy-garden Github repository.


The garden flower widgets are contributed by regular users such as yourself. The kivy developers do not take any responsibility for the code hosted in the garden organization repositories - we do not actively monitor the flower repos. Please use at your own risk.

Update to garden structure

Starting with the kivy 1.11.0 release, kivy has shifted from using the garden legacy tool that installs flowers with garden install flower where the flower does not have a proper python package structure to flowers that can be installed with pip and uploaded to pypi. Kivy supports the legacy garden flowers side by side with the newer packages so the garden tool and legacy flowers will be able to be used indefinitely. But we will only provide support for the newer packages format in the future.

For garden package maintainers - for a guide how to migrate your garden package from the legacy structure garden.flower to the newer flower structure used with the pip, see this guide.

We hope most garden packages will be converted to the newer format to help with installation.

General Usage Guidelines

To use a kivy garden flower, first check if the flower is in the legacy format. If the flower name is in the format of garden.flower, such as garden.graph it is a legacy flower. If it is just flower such as graph it is in the present format. If it is in the legacy format see Legacy garden tool instructions for how to install and use it. Otherwise, continue with the guide below.

Garden flowers can now be installed with the pip tool like a normal python package. Given a flower that you want to install, lets use graph as an example. You can install master directly from github with:

python -m pip install

Look under the repository’s releases tab if you’d like to install a specific release or a pre-compiled wheel, if the flower has any. Then use the url with pip.

Or you can automatically install it using garden’s pypi server with:

python -m pip install kivy_garden.graph --extra-index-url

To permanently add our garden server to your pip configuration so that you don’t have to specify it with –extra-index-url, add:

timeout = 60
index-url =

to your pip.conf.

If the flower maintainer has uploaded the flower to pypi, you can just install it with pip install kivy_garden.flower.

Legacy garden tool instructions

Garden is now distributed as a separate Python module, kivy-garden. You can install it with pip:

pip install kivy-garden

The garden module does not initially include any packages. You can download them with the garden tool installed by the pip package:

# Installing a garden package
garden install graph

# Upgrade a garden package
garden install --upgrade graph

# Uninstall a garden package
garden uninstall graph

# List all the garden packages installed
garden list

# Search new packages
garden search

# Search all the packages that contain "graph"
garden search graph

# Show the help
garden --help

All the garden packages are installed by default in ~/.kivy/garden.


In previous versions of Kivy, garden was a tool at kivy/tools/garden. This no longer exists, but the kivy-garden module provides exactly the same functionality.


If you want to include garden packages in your application, you can add –app to the install command. This will create a libs/garden directory in your current directory which will be used by

For example:

cd myapp
garden install --app graph

Bases: = 'garden'

system path where garden modules can be installed