A downloadable dream garden for Windows

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Transform your entire computer into a beautiful meadow, complete with birds, flowers, and tiny mail birds.

Designed to be non-intrusive and easy!

Little birds keep you company as you work!

Everyone in their meadows are connected via a network of tiny bird mail-carriers.

More visitors arrive over time, and the meadow will grow and change with updates.

- Community themes! Join the Discord for custom themes!

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TagsCute, desktop, desktop-garden, desktop-goose, Gardening, goose


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DesktopMeadow_0_9_4_0b.exe 8.2 MB


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I hope the servers come back online

I wish the servers will blossom again. :3


so does this not work anymore?

I just found this after a couple of years. I hope the meadows bloom again.

server troubles :(

server trouble? was hoping for cute messages -- and I can still see the flowers in fullscreen. that was the only appeal for me really so kinda sucks :(

i installed it because of the fun postal bird idea, but for some reason it says there is server trouble. No funny messages I guess


Would you be able to make a release for Linux?

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Would LOVE this as well; although I get the feeling it would take a lot of time and energy to get it ported and continuously maintained (especially considering none of his other projects indicate that he has any experience with Linux).

It's definitely not a replacement, but if you're interested in cute desktop toys like this, (in case you don't already know about it) you might check out "Oneko". It's a program that adds a little cat and/or dog to your screen which follows your cursor around. That said, I've had mixed results running Oneko on Wayland.


Hi! Loving it a lot! I just found some kind of bug when running an online emulator; the mailbox and the flowers sprouting from the taskbar show up when it's in fullscreen mode, at the same spot when viewed on the desktop.

It's kinda cute but looks a bit off since they're just floating.

Best regards!

(I'm on Windows 10.)

i cant quit it.. help me

it said when you first opened it but i dont know either lol

can you please make a Mac version? I love ur work by the way.

this window keeps bothering me since i last uninstalled desktop meadow. please help me get rid of it


0/10  doesnt work on wine

This application would be great mixed with Sonic Windowszone ngl.


im getting a cant connect  to network error?


Opens on my main monitor, is there a way to open it on my second? Or Both.
I would prefer both.

i accidentally clicked "yes" for if the app should start with my pc, now i can't stop it. how do i turn it off again?

if you still need help;

open up Task Manager, go to the Startup tab and find the program. Then you can click on it and press Disable and you should be all good.


The app broke then was fixed and now broken again. By which I mean I keep getting the "shoot and darn" message but no others. I really miss this and hope it gets fixed soonest. Baaaa...

I've been having some trouble connecting to the servers lately... is the app kill?

me too, :(



hi, so i have a problem uninstalling desktop meadow,

so, when im searching something, i saw desktop meadow. and i'm very excited to try it, so i decided to install it and i got surprised. everything transforms into a beautiful meadow, so in a few weeks later. i decided to uninstall it from my computer and shut down my computer, when i open up my pc later,  desktop meadow is still on my computer, i'm so confused so i decided to uninstall again but still here after the reboot, I started to panic until i decided to uninstall in programs (x86), but when i deleted desktop meadow in programs (x86), it's still here. AND FINALLY... i decided to uninstall on programs (x86) so once i reboot my computer, desktop meadow is finally removed and uninstalled my computer. Thank you for reading.

I installed it just to try it, i deleted it and it won't go away


make a Mac version


can you make a mac version

hello guys, i have uninstalled both desktop goose and desktop meadow. but i keep getting this everytime i start my pc. can someone please help me? 

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in the right hand corner of your taskbar there should be a tiny arrow pointing up click on it then right click the flower icon and click exit

i have the same thing happening to me and nothing is working

To remove desktop goose hold "esc" if it is there, then remove it from your files, that should do it


So heres one thing, This broke both of my monitors after having it for a month or 2, There could be a virus so I'm not downloading this again, Both the monitors don't work, I had to get a new pc completely fresh, I ran out of what to say here


This did not break your monitor. I'd call this "coincidence" but you even said that your monitor broke a whole month or two after you installed this, so it's not even related. There is nothing in this program that remotely has the technical ability to break a monitor.

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my friend stuff like this is mostly a trojan, i didnt download much stuff, the only stuff i downloaded was steam, [a lot of games but i removed them from my desktops] it did break both monitors, ill try this on my mac laptop then might keep you updated on what happened


To his point, VirusTotal says it's a trojan


considering i used a lot of different antiviruses on some of my monitors, yea its definitely a trojan


Antivirus doesn't run on your monitor, it runs on your actual computer. You seem to be under the impression that a monitor can execute code through display cables.


Just to let everyone know, I'm pretty sure itchio has regulations in place to safeguard against trojans etc. Sometimes systems mistake something to have a virus as it runs on homemade code and whatnot. It's not like the creator made this from something else, they had to grow it themselves (haha funny pun). Plus this creator has made loads of other stuff so they're pretty credited to their cool work.

- I think the closest 'Trojen virus thing' on itchio is Super Catto Boi or uh another horror game as they open up apps and code without permission and make notes etc, that kind of tech horror like sonic exe, but even then they're not malicious or anything. Just annoying at times.

Yeah I agree, I talked to a app dev and he said the thing that makes anti-viruses and stuff like that go off saying things are trojans is just the code used to make a "exe." file. That's what makes alarms go off inside your computer but all it really is, is a false positive.

Is there an macOS version ?


By saying we can't decompile or reverse engineer the executable is very suspicious because then you can't tell if it's a virus yourself. Also, you don't have any safeguards in place so nobody can extract it. I just used 7-zip to extract it no problem. You could at least make the executable have a password to extract it. Your licence.rtf file doesn't even have text in it. No terms or conditions either other than "if you download this you cannot do anything to make sure it's not a virus". I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings I'm just letting you know that there are some major issues that need to be worked out.


It's common for software licenses to prohibit decompiling and reverse engineering. This is often to protect intellectual property rather than to hide malicious content. If they wanted to share the code freely, they'd open-source it. That doesn't mean that all closed-source programs are malicious.


I'm not saying it's malicious, I'm saying that there needs to be at least a password to the exe, an actual license file as well as other issues that need to be worked out as well. I get it's closed-source but doesn't mean that there's anything stopping someone from extracting it and/or making a malicious copy of it.

im not getting tired

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it WONT delete please help... it wont leave and now my computer is being slow, im following what you guys say but the flowers are still there and im getting tired, it was nice at first but now its not working out for me can someone help me

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(edit: idk what to put ok?? i just had to quit and dleete it to uninstall)

Could you also make this for Linux?


Pls make for mac



pls make it for mac?

desktop meadow keeps running on startup how do i stop it

if you clicked "yes" on a question to start the desktop meadow on system startup, you can only now uninstall it and then install it again and not click to start with the system

oh wait nvm on the microsoft settings i found the area where i can enable and disable apps from running on startup.  i found the desktop meadow there and i disabled it it stopped running on startup

do you get messages if your pc is off



In a virus website it says that haves a trojan, and the security is 1 of 10

maybe it lies


windows defendesr says the same

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is there a quick way to turn it off just in case like esc for the goose


1. Go to minimal tray

2. Right click on the pixelated flower

3. Click exit

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