Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fairy Gardens

The most charming scene of this year's Wing Haven garden tour was this fairy garden in a clay saucer. To give you an idea of scale, the bench is about 4 inches across!

Don't you want to go out and make one right now?? Here are some links to help you out:

Flowers for Faeries The basics of designing a fairy garden with lots of tips and imaginative suggestions. Photos of houses and fairy house-building events, books for sale. "Connecting families with Nature"

Tabletop Gardens A book with lots of tips and plant suggestions for creating gardens in miniature.
Enchanted Gardens A place for you to buy tiny arbors and houses to add to your tiny plants.
Miniature Orchids Written for orchid enthusiasts, but the photos are so charming if you aren't one already, you will be.

Fairy Island A book filled with beautiful photos of fairy houses and a story about their inhabitants.
Look for the 2nd annual Fairy House Festival at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in February. Details in the Park and Recreation Department's info-packed Fall 2009 issue of Natural Connections.

Update: 4 March 2015
Check out my Fairy Houses and Miniature Gardens Pinterest Board!


  1. Thank you for linking to my piece on fairy gardens! I have always loved imagining how the fairies and other little creatures inhabit our gardens and wild places. Everyone should have the fun of designing a tiny corner for them. And if you can have a child to help, so much the better. (Their sharp eyes and tiny fingers do the fiddly bits so well!)

  2. How beautiful and fun is your Fairy Garden. I love all of the tiny elements in your fairy land.