- For the version of this location before the Super Genesis Wave, see Chao Garden (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Chao Gardens are locations that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is an area inhabited by Chao, usually forested and including a small body of water.
In ancient times one of earliest known Chao Gardens was located in at the Master Emerald's shrine and was protected by Chaos. Tikal, daughter of Chief Pachacamac of the Knuckles Clan, became friends with the Chao that they lived there until her clan attacked the Chao Garden shrine to take the Chaos Emeralds. With this horrific act, Chaos became enraged and killed most of the clan before Tikal sealed it and herself in the Master Emerald.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Chao Gardens' original timeline ended.