Paving the Garden (Paving the Way in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.


US Version

You want to lay one of the five types of paying stones below around your garden without their overlapping over each other or any of the four white flower bushes.

You can rotate the stones, but they can't be flipped. Which one should you use, A, B, C, D, or E? Tap your answer.

UK Version

You want to pave your garden using one of these five types of paving stones. However, only one of these shapes will, when used repeatedly, cover every part of the garden apart from the star-shaped flower pots.

The paving stone shapes can be rotated, but not flipped.

Which type of paving stone should you use?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Start by filling in the corners of the garden with a stone of your choice, and then work your way in.

You can rule out any stores that won't neatly fill all the open space in the garden.

UK Version

Start laying the stones at the corners. There are some types that won't fit into every corner, no matter how much you rotate them.

US Version

No matter how arrange them, you can fit only three of stone C and it will always leave one square uncovered. So C isn't the answer.

UK Version

No matter how you try to lay paving stone C, you can only fit three of them in the garden, and there will always be one space left over.

C cannot therefore be the answer.

US Version

D is quite a unique shape, and you can fit only two of them in your space. So D also isn't the answer.

UK Version

D's got a rather unique shape, so you can't fit more than two of those paving stones in the garden.

D is therefore out of the question as well.

US Version

The answer is either stone A, B, or E.

As mentioned in Hint One, if you start from the corners and work your way in, filling in as many stones as you can, you should find the answer in no time.

You can't fit more than four of any of the stones.

UK Version

The answer is one of A, B or E.

As mentioned in Hint 1, if you start laying the stones at the corners of the garden, you'll soon find out which shapes don't fit.

You can't fit more than four of any of the stones into the garden.



US Version

Too bad!

Is gardening not your cup of tea?

UK Version

Too bad.

Maybe landscape gardening is harder than it looks...


US Version


Stone E is the only one that will work.

UK Version

Well done!

E is the paving stone you need to use, as you can see above. Being able to make good use of stones is a useful skill for a gardener.


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