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.

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.

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.

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

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.



Too bad!

Is gardening not your cup of tea?


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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