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All Creatures Great & Small – Fairy Gardens Sans Fairies

All Creatures Great & Small – Fairy Gardens Sans Fairies

There’s a major misconception when creating a fairy garden in that…it must contain fairies.


This is simply not true.


The term fairy garden has become a blanket phrase for micro-gardening, which allows you to create enchanting scenes full of characters and charisma. But who’s to say that these gardens must include winged fairies? Inhabitants of these worlds are entirely up to you. And you can easily create a “fairy garden” with nary a fairy.



The beauty of micro-gardening is that it’s derived from your imagination. Your vision may include a woodland scene of small animals such as raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, and hedgehogs frolicking among the wood.


You can venture into the wild for some friendly fun with bears creating adventures where ever they roam. 


You can create a more tropical scene with ponds and water features to include frogs and their lily pads enjoying the company of dragonflies by day and illuminated fireflies by night. Or, you can forgo the fairy houses for barns, sheds, and enclosure habitats for cows, fawns, chicks, and ducks as you envision a garden farm like no other. 



Fabled creatures aside from fairies can live among your flora. Trolls, pixies, gnomes, mermaids, and sprites create a garden fantasy with just as much intrigue and expression. A unicorn or Pegasus can turn an ordinary garden into mythical place that invites curiosity and creates believers. And fire breathing dragons can be the focal point of a medieval world of castles and cascades. 


Some fairy gardens are created without characters at all. But that doesn’t mean they’re without character. Garden scenes created with tiny details hidden among the colorful flowers are a perfect way to let others think up their own stories.


A small bistro set placed under a chandelier inviting guests for wine and cheese.


A picnic lunch under a leaf. Tea for two welcomes visitors on a bed moss. A beach chair beside on a seashell shoreline and thoughtfully placed sand pail and beachball paints the picture of a perfect summer day in the garden. The littlest of detail can inspire the biggest of imaginations.



Fairy gardening isn’t about the fairies, it’s about you. It’s about coming together with friends and loved ones and making memories. It’s about sharing ideas and inventive design.


Micro gardening is one of those rare instances that allow you to flex your creative muscles and pique the interest of all who view them. Your gardens can multiply, evolve, and change with each passing season.


Become inspired by the limitless options of characters, accents, and detail, and create a fairy garden that defies expectation. 


MyFairyGardens.com exists to make the imaginative come alive. We are dedicated to bringing your miniature ideas to life in a huge way. From the moment you add one of our unique fairy doors to your home, you welcome a bond that unites you with the magical and fulfilling universe that is fairy gardening.


Join our community and visit us online to experience the charm and intrigue of small-scale characters with larger than life expressions, and delight in all the little extras that take your micro-gardening to new heights (and depths).

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  • Raluca said...

    Love your products! I only have a question about the fairy houses available on your site. I can see hinges on all the doors and I’m wondering if they are all functional doors or some of them are just for detail. There is no mention about it in the description. I do have a couple of fairy houses with just ‘decor’ doors and windows and I do prefer the ones with a real rooms inside and real functional doors, perfect for play with little hands…

  • Linda Weems said...

    My husband build me a box the same size as my coffee table and filled it with dirt and I have made a fairyland as I call it .My son had brought me two sets and others was bringing me faries,etc. and I ordered some pieces from you .I have a beautiful piece I feel,but I still want more for it which I will be ordering from you soon.I love the Faries,Thank you for your site.

  • Marie said...

    That is such a charming idea. Like it.

  • Jan Barowsky said...

    Love your merchandise

  • Nancy said...

    My fairy garden was without fairies for over a month until I found the perfect fairies. 5 of them—one for each of my grand children! And a troll who lives below. All from myfairygardens.com