Created At

Oct 01, 2017

Last Update

Nov 02, 2017


HC 2





GARDENA smartsystem interface for Fibaro HC2:

Mowing the lawn, watering the garden, measuring light intensity, soil humidity and temperature. The GARDENA smart system enables you to sit back, relax and control your garden remotely. The GARDENA smart system Virtual Device for Fibaro HC2 enables you to extend your smart home to the garden and puts you in control of every corner of your property.


  • GARDENA smart gateway

Plus one or more of...

  • GARDENA smart sileno (+) robotic lawn mower
  • GARDENA smart sensor
  • GARDENA smart water control valve 

Developed and tested for use with:

  • GARDENA app version, web-release-sv_1.5.1-SGIT-SGITAW412-5
  • GARDENA backend API version, SGIT-SGITAPI347-8
  • GARDENA smart system gateway, firmware version 1.3.7

Supported functionality:


This GARDENA smart system interface to Fibaro HC2 consists of:

  • A smart system status script which connects to the GARDENA cloud at regular intervals to retrieve information and status of all connected devices in your garden. 
  • A smart system command script which listens for and executes commands received from any installed and configured Fibaro virtual devices.


Virtual Devices

Virtual devices display status information retrieved by the status script and provide buttons to control the device. The gateway itself is not registered and managed as a virtual device.


GARDENA smart sileno (+) robotic lawn mower




Status information:

  • Device status, error messages, command execution status, operation status, start source,
  • Last time online, signal quality, radio link, connection status,
  • Battery level, battery health, charging status,
  • Ambient temperature,
  • Firmware status,
  • Scheduled next start and end times.


  • Start mower, using override timer with 30 minute increments
  • Start mower, resume schedule
  • Park mower, until next scheduled event
  • Park mower, until further notice


GARDENA smart sensor




Status information:

  • Device status, error messages, command execution status, 
  • Last time online, signal quality, radio link, connection status,
  • Battery level, battery health, 
  • Ambient temperature, soil temperature, soil moisture, light intensity,
  • Frost warning,
  • Firmware status.


  • Update ambient temperature
  • Update soil temperature
  • Update soli moisture
  • Update light intensity


GARDENA smart water control valve


GARDENA smart valve.jpggardena_smart_water_control.png


Status information:

  • Device status, command execution status, manual operation status, adaptive watering status,
  • Last time online, signal quality, radio link, connection status,
  • Battery level, battery health, 
  • Ambient temperature,
  • Frost warning,
  • Firmware status,
  • Scheduled next start and end times,
  • Manual operation time.


  • Open valve, using override timer with 5 minute increments
  • Close valve


Installation and configuration:

  1. Download and extract the zip file provided below to a folder on your computer.
  2. Locate the GARDENA smart system command script in the folder and install by following the guidelines provided in the installation guide below. 
  3. Locate the GARDENA smart system status script in the folder and install by following the guidelines provided in the installation guide below. 
  4. Enter your GARDENA smart system credentials and switch on debugging in the status script.
  5. Start and stop the GARDENA smart system status script a number of times.
  6. Provided that your GARDENA smart system physical devices are setup and configured with the GARDENA smart gateway, the debug log will discover and show information on each physical device. 
  7. Note the device type and unique identifier. You will need this to…
  8. Create a corresponding virtual device in Fibaro HC2, by importing the relevant virtual device template, which you can download below.
  9. Enter the unique identifier – found in the Debug window of the status script – in the IP address field of the virtual device.
  10. Save the virtual device. Restart the status script if the status information does not update within one minute.

Icons for the virtual devices and for the scripts are provided in the download folder as well. Obviously you can remove and rearrange lables from the virtual devices to display only the information and buttons that are relevant for your smart garden setup.

Terms and conditions:

GARDENA, GARDENA smartsystem and the GARDENA smartsystem logo are trademarks of Husqvarna Group. The GARDENA smartsystem HTTP backend and web app API is a proprietary service provided by Husqvarna Group and governed by the terms and conditions imposed upon you by Husqvarna Group. Use of this interface may be illegal without obtaining prior written permission, or may be in disregard of Husqvarna Group terms of service. By downloading this Virtual Device you agree to be bound by Husqvarna Group terms and conditions of service. If you do not want to be bound by Husqvarna Group terms your only option is not to download the Virtual Device. 

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How do I get information how to configure the VD to connect to my Gardena Smart system? Where should I enter the IP, system ID, credentials etc etc?


Awesome piece of code! I needed to add the gardena_* variables myself and also needed to change the code in line 570 in the command script. Works like a charm now.


I don't understand, where do I enter the system credentials? Where do I enter system id, username and password to get this to work? Does anyone have any examples?


THE FOLLOWING VARIABLES MUST BE SET MANUALY IF YOU GET AN ERROR IN LINE 170: gardena_token gardena_userid gardena_command gardena_parameters gardena_location


It refers to line 170, here is the code for line 167 to 177. function gLocation() local token = fibaro:getGlobal('gardena_token') local user_id = fibaro:getGlobal('gardena_userid') local url = '' .. user_id local http = net.HTTPClient() http:request(url, { options={ headers = {['Content-Type'] = 'application/json',['X-Session'] = token}, method = 'GET', timeout = 5000 }, Any errors that is easy to spot?