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Staffed by a fleet of Mister Handy robots, and led by the three color coded Supervisors by the name of White, Brown, and Greene, Graygarden is a bountiful greenhouse for the Commonwealth.
It was founded before the Great War by Dr. Edward Gray. Here the player character can trade with Supervisor Greene, start the quest Troubled Waters by speaking to Supervisor White, while Supervisor Brown will reward the player character for returning crop samples from the Wasteland, which will cause the Graygarden workers to begin cultivating those crops as well as their original crops.
Due west of the main facility are two buildings. The first is a small garage with assorted junk components and a toolbox. The western building, Graygarden Homestead, is a two story house with an expert locked basement containing a chemistry station, assorted glassware, and a pulse mine. The kitchen has collapsed and is inaccessible from within the homestead.
To the east there is a crashed Vertibird on the upper level of the highway. A bit further east is a window washer style elevator that will take you to the upper level. Walk back towards Graygarden to find a power armor.
- Although this settlement seems small, thanks to the pre-existing crops and large greenhouse consuming most of the 'floorspace', one could always remember to 'build up' as both the lower and upper segments of the overpass fall under the envelope of the settlement's boundaries, allowing them to be built upon with relative ease. (Some vehicles cannot be scrapped, nor can the cement dividers be removed.) Also broken highway segments are regarded as 'in the boundary', so by making stairs you can build houses over the highway.
- Codsworth will show a preference to Graygarden, and likes it when the Sole Survivor completes quests there.
- If you start building at the lowest point in the settlement, it is possible to construct a structure up to 14 stories tall, although it will be divided by the highway.
- The greenhouse at Graygarden provides an excellent supply of food which can be transplanted to other settlements.
- Should one have trouble locating a companion here, there is a possibility they are sitting on a couch on top of the highway.
- Since the residents are all robots, there is no actual need for beds, food, or water. Even if all food is taken away, the robots will continue to pick away at where the plants used to be.
Graygarden appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Graygarden's location is roughly analogous to the real-world towns of Waltham and Watertown. The two major agricultural sites in these towns are the public farming co-op at Bentley University's now-defunct School of Agriculture and the privately-owned farm at Gore Place.
- The name "Graygarden" is derived from a 1975 documentary, "Grey Gardens," by Albert and David Maysles. The film depicts the daily life of a reclusive and isolated mother and daughter duo both named Edith Beale (also known as "Big Edie" and "Little Edie"). Big and Little Edie were, respectively, the aunt and the first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (the First Lady of US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy). In the film as in real life, the two formerly well-heeled ladies find themselves, after a period of five decades, somewhat delusional (i.e., stuck in the old days), living in increasing poverty, and in an ever more dilapidated (flea, cat, and raccoon-infested) East Hampton mansion that has almost completely returned to nature.
- The character of Supervisor White is derived from the US TV show "Green Acres" (1965-1971). Supervisor White's accent and characteristic use of "darling" and the like is similar to that used by Eva Gabor in the show. This was evidently the show on which her creator, Dr. Edward Gray, based her unique personality.