Created At

Oct 01, 2017

Last Update

Dec 14, 2018


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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Dear Barlow, thank you so much for providing this stuff! I have tried to start this by my own yesterday and just a day later i found your script :). You forgot to mention the creation of global variables in your installation guide. The users has to create the following global variables in the variable control: "gardena_userid", "gardena_token", "gardena_location" with blank or "0" value.


Dear "unnamed", thank you for your feedback and thank you for spotting and reporting an omission in my code. Fortunately this was very easily fixed. I have updated the status script code so that it automatically adds these global variables, the first time users run the script.


Thanks a lot for this. I get this error-message when i run the smart status. Does anyone know what it mean? I´m not that good at LUA [DEBUG] 21:20:43: Authentication was succesful [DEBUG] 21:20:43: 2018-01-04 21:20:43.896861 [ fatal] LUA error: /opt/fibaro/scenes/381.lua:170: attempt to concatenate local 'user_id' (a nil value)


@Daniel. The function gAuth takes your specified Gardena username and password to login to the Gardena portal. The debug log shows that the authentication request is successful. It then proceeds to retrieve a token and user_id from the Gardena site. Once retrieved it will create global variables gardena_token and gardena_userid (if they don't exist already). Thereafter it will write the retrieved roken and user_id to these global variables. The next functions in the script rely on the information contained in the global variables to execute (or they will fail with a LUA error). The first time that the status script is run, the global variable information may not yet be available to the functions that need it. What would resolve this, is stopping and starting the script a number of time. You can also check if the global variables gardena_token and gardena_userid do indeed exist and have information contained within them.


@Barlow. Thanks for the reply. I solved it by creating the variables manually. After that it worked perfect. Thanks alot for the providing this :D

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