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Where is the Botanist Guild? The Botany Guild is Located in Gridania, and is Headed by FufuCha, who is pictured above.
[City & Guild Locations]

Just started gathering? you might want to read our Gathering General Guide / FAQ first.

Botanist Gathering Map: Where to find botany nodes?

All locations and materials of Mature Trees & Lush Vegetations can be found in our:
Botany Node Locations Guide. Pretty useful if you need to grind, or find something specific.

What Crafting Classes Benefit Most From Botany?

Botanists mainly gather materials used in:
Carpentry
Weaving
Culinarian Alchemy

Keep in mind almost every crafting class needs items from both miners & botanists (and monsters). The above recommendations are the classes which depend more heavily on botany.

Botanist Leveling Guide

Check out out our Botany Leveling Guide. Find out what and where you can find Botany Quest items, Botany Levequests, Nodes unlocked per level, and more!

If you’re looking for where the Botany Levequests are:

Level
Location
Level
Location
01-05The Bannock30Costa Del Sol
10Bentbranch Meadows35Coerthas (South)
15Hawthorne Hut40Coerthas (West)
20Quarrymill45Mor Dhona
25Quarrymill50None

Botanist traits / skills

Botanist traits and skills are exactly the same as mining traits and skills. They only affect different types of nodes (Mature Trees and Lush Vegetation for Botany). The only exceptions are the three level 20 skills. In the case of Botany, these skills affect the gathering of lightning, fire and water shards/crystals/clusters.

Botany Skills

 
Lv.
Name
GP
Description
2TriangulateSurvey the landscape to locate mineral deposits and rocky outcrops.
3Arbor CallLocate the nearest mature tree and lush vegetation within skill range.
Can only execute while prospect is active.
4Field MasteryIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 5%
5Field Mastery IIIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%
6Arbor Call IILocate the highest level mature tree and lush vegetation within skill range.
Can only execute while prospect is active.
8StealthConceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed,
But enabling you to avoid enemies.
10Field Mastery IIIIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%
12PreparationReveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering.
15Leaf TurnIncreases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%.
Does not increase the chances for items which start at 0%.
20Nophica's WardIncreases lightning shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
20Menphina's WardIncreases fire shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
20Llymlaen's WardIncreases water shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
23Brunt ForceIncreases the chance of obtaining regular or HQ items to 100%.
Can only be activated after chain #5.
25Ageless WordsGrants another gathering attempt.
30Blessed HarvestIncreases the number of items obtained during a single gathering attempt by one.
35Leaf Turn IIIncreases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 50%.
Does not increase the chances for items which start at 0%.
40Blessed Harvest IIIncreases the number of items obtained during a single gathering attempt by two.
43Toil of the PioneerRenders all out of reach items reachable.

Botany Traits

 
Lv.
Name
Description
2Auto TriangulateAutomatically activates Triangulate upon changing your class to Botanist.
11Tree WhispererAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch or lush vegetation,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
16Tree Whisperer IIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch or lush vegetation,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
18Enhanced Stealth IIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30.
21Tree Whisperer IIIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree of patch or lush vegetation,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
26Tree Whisperer IVAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree of patch or lush vegetation,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
28Enhanced Stealth IIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40.
38Enhanced Stealth IIIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50.
39[New Skill]Allows you to find unspoiled gathering nodes
41Ward Of The Twelve IExtends gathering ward increases to crystals.
50Ward Of The Twelve IIExtends gathering ward increases to clusters.

Botanist Leveling Guide

Our botany specific leveling guide is coming soon

Check out our other Gathering class guides:
Botany | Mining | Fishing
[ Gathering Starters Guide ] [ General Gathering Leveling & EXP Guide ]

Don't get lost in FFXIV Patch 2.3! Our changelog & patchnotes has all the starting quest locations! Less getting lost, more playing!