“The gardens were pretty grand.”

The Harvest Botanical Gardens was a park on the planet Harvest in the Epsilon Indi system used to house and document plant material. It was the planet's largest park after the Utgard Mall, and was located roughly 150 kilometers southeast of Utgard.[1]

The gardens stepped down from the Bifrost in three landscaped tiers, the lowest of which was a broad lawn of close-cropped grass. Magnolia trees grew around the tiers.[1]

On the gardens' eastern edge was a white curvilinear greenhouse with a central elliptical dome and two wings.[1]

The Harvest Botanical Gardens were chosen as the meeting place between the humans and the Covenant Empire because of its scenic grandeur and relative distance from any human population center.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Halo: Contact Harvest, page 238-242