Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) Guides

How To Unlock & Craft The New Hedge Fence (Nature Day)

A brand new type of fencing item for landscaping was just added in the April Version 1.2 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Learn how to unlock and craft this new fence item in our guide.

The Hedge Fence works as a fantastic decoration for your island, alongside the new Bushes introduced to the game with Leif’s Flower Shop.

Play During The Nature Day Event

The new Hedge fencing item is exclusively unlocked as part of the Nature Day in-game event beginning on April 23rd and running through until May 4th! You’ll need to be playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons during this date period to participate in the Nature Day event.

When Nature Day has begun on your island, head to Resident Services and speak to Tom Nook to learn more about this exciting new green event! He’ll inform you of some brand new Nook Miles+ challenges available on your NookPhone for the Nature Day event.

How To Unlock The New Hedge Fencing

Open up the Nook Miles app on your NookPhone to check out these new limited-time Nature Day challenges themed to nature activities such as planting new flowers, watering flowers, planting some of the new bush items, or other similar tasks.

If you don’t see any Nature Day themed activities and you’re certain the event has begun on your island, try clearing out some of your existing Nook Miles challenges so that new Nature Day tasks can appear.

Unlocking the brand new Hedge Fencing item is super easy — just complete your first Nature Day themed challenge in Nook Miles and head back to Resident Services to speak to Tom Nook. When you talk to him, he’ll give you the Hedge Fence DIY Crafting recipe!

How To Craft Hedge Fence Item

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Hedge fencing item:

  • 10 Clump of Weeds
  • 5 Tree Branch
  • 2 Stone

When you craft the Hedge Fence, you’ll get 10 pieces to place down. Craft the item again to get another 10 pieces if you need more!

The Hedge Fence Changes Based On Seasons

It’s worth noting that the Hedge Fence actually changes its appearance based on the current season on your island. As far as we know, you have no control over this appearance other than changing the clock of your Nintendo Switch.

As an example, check out the early fall Hedge Fence theme in this screenshot below from a Southern Hemisphere town as of April 23rd:

If you’re playing in other seasons and can send in a screenshot showing a different appearance with the current date, we’d super appreciate it so we can add it to this guide! Send in to @ACWorldBlog on Twitter or in the comments below — thank you.

Huge thanks to Murray and Laudine for contributing information and screenshots to this guide.

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I got the recipe from Leif after buying multiple bushes and flower seeds from him. The third time that I saw him, he said that I was a good customer and gave me the recipe. I haven’t completed a single Nature Day themed activity.


How do you remove one if you have put it in the wrong place?

Micaela Jade Flesch

I’d love to know, placed mine too close to my mailbox and now I can’t access it

Anabel Cervantes

Guys you just pick it up with y

Anabel Cervantes

Id like to know

Your Local Weirdo

Thanks! This was super helpful!


Obligatory post wondering how to get the recipe after Earth Day =/ it’s such a nice item that would be used all over the place, I would hope they make it available through harder means after the fact…


I wasn’t able to play during the nature challenge