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This article is about the gardener in East Ardougne. For other uses, see Horatio (disambiguation).
Release date 30 April 2002 (Update)
Race Human
Members only Yes
Quest NPC Tribal Totem, Back to my Roots
Location East Ardougne
Sells items No
Gender Male
Examine Could do with losing a few pounds.
Horacio location
Horacio chathead

Horacio Dobson is the gardener to Lord Kurt Handelmort. He tends to the grounds of his house in East Ardougne.

He starts the Back to my Roots quest, and plays a minor role in the Tribal Totem quest.

Horacio will also watch over your Jade Vine for a fee of 10 Wildblood hops. If you try to pay him again, he will say "I'm already watching over your vine! You have ears like corn!".


Horacio also sells basic farming tools, which can be accessed by talking to him and asking Can you sell me something? It is not an actual shop and it has no set stock; each item has to be bought individually through the dialogue.

Image Item Price
Plant curePlant cure25
Watering canWatering can25
Gardening trowelGardening trowel15
Seed dibberSeed dibber15
Jade vine attacking Horacio

Horacio is bound by the Jade Vine.


  • Horacio's examine text is a pun on most Skeleton's examine text: Could do with gaining a few pounds, i.e., being a jest on Horacio appearing rotund.

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