If you are looking for some great ideas on how to create an amazing fairy garden, you have come to the right place.
Whether you create them in containers, flower beds, or at the base of a tree, fairy gardens add a whimsical touch of fantasy to any place in your home and garden.
A Fairy Garden draws the eye into an enchanted place that sparks the imagination of the tiny being that would visit there.
Why are Fairy Gardens so popular?
Fairy Gardens have been around for decades but over the recent years they have gained a lot of popularity because of an increased interest in fairies. Being able to create a tiny home in amongst your garden to attract such tiny beings, is magical. The thought of a beautiful fairy visiting and feeling comfortable enough to set up home in your garden, brings a warm and enchanted feeling.
Fairy Gardens are popular because they so easy to make, can be as simple or as detailed as you like and can be put almost anywhere. They are a fun way to encourage children outside and on top of all this, a fairy garden is a wonderful project that the family can be part of.
A Fairy Garden is perfect for the family
Creating a fairy garden is a great activity for the whole family because:
- everyone can be involved, from digging, to planting, to decorating.
- Creating a miniature garden together with your children also helps them understand the basics of gardening and how to grow plants.
- A fairy garden can have different decor; pretty and cute, rustic and natural, whimsical and fairy-like, superhero or dinosaur.
- And a fairy garden can expand over time as you add more accessories.
A Fairy Garden is perfect for children
It’s a place of wonder that sparks their creative imaginations. A magical place that inspires their inbuilt love of stories and adventure.
A Fairy Garden is a place a child can play safely in. In a backyard, on a porch, in a part of a flower garden, or in a vegetative patch; a fairy garden provides a safe place to play where a child can create their own special place of magic.
And a Fairy garden is a place that draws a child outside. In a world where electronic devices dominate many peoples time, children are spending more and more time indoors in front of screens. Whereas a fun place that but being outside in the fresh air and sunshine is so important for their health. A Fairy Garden provides a great reason to spend some time outdoors.
A Fairy Garden is perfect for grandparents
A fairy garden never loses its intrigue, no matter how old you get
The wonder and magic of a fairy garden is a perfect way to share special moments with the grandchildren. Creating a fairy garden at each home, is a magical way to share stories of fairy visits. It is also a beautiful common interest where beautiful fairy garden accessories can be given as gifts to each other.
You can create a beautiful fairy garden even if you don’t have a lot of space. If all you have is a pot plant on your door step, simply add some furniture, some pretty gravel stones and some tiny accessories to create a special place a fairy would love to visit.
In a small place in your garden amongst the flowers, you could create a fairy afternoon tea area with a table and chairs set and a patio
If you have an old ugly tree stump in your yard, add some magic with a fairy door, a sign, a fence and a mushroom.
Maybe you have a spot on the side of your house where no plants will grow? A fairy garden is a wonderful solution.
In fact you can turn just about any object into a beautiful fairy garden:
Kiddies Play Pool…
A Pot Tower…
How about a Fish Tank…
An Old Tyre…
Even a tea cup…
So where do you get great fairy garden stuff?
- At Opening Fairy Doors, we have some beautiful and ‘different from the norm’ fairy garden accessories available here
- Discount Stores often sell very inexpensive items for a fairy garden
- Dollshouse Shops sell lots of miniature items that are perfect to include in a fairy garden
- DIY craft sites online share many craft projects to make your own fairy garden items
- Shops like Bunnings and Mitre10 sell plants, coloured gravel, mini pebbles and soil
How to create an amazing fairy garden using plants? Which plants do you plant in a fairy garden?
Great fairy garden plants for full shade are:
- Corsican mint
- Rabbit’s foot fern
- Baby’s tears
- Native viola
- Parlour palms
- Club moss
Great fairy garden plants for part shade are:
- Creeping thyme
- Mondo grass
Great fairy garden plants for full sun are:
- Cineraria ‘Silver Dust’
- Lamb’s ears
- Creeping thyme
- Brass buttons
- Blue fescue