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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. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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  • Beverly said...

    Oh, my gosh! Thank you SO MUCH for this new blog! I have a beautiful fairy garden village in my side yard. I can sit on my deck and view the fairy village for hours! I started it in April 2016 with one small (11") home and I loved it and now I have about 17! I made little pathways and added more plants. As I sat there looking at the village, I started making up stories in my head about the imaginary people who lived in each home. I created a book to go with the village. I do have some fairies in the village, but they are only incidental to the story. For instance, one of the fairies is a rascal. He is supposed to watch over the beehive in Mrs. Trelyn’s garden. But sometimes he gets bored and blows on them to make them think it is a windy day! I have had at least 7 people ask me where the fairies are in my village. They think the fairy garden is about the fairies and it is not, which bothers me. I had to change the beginning of my story to explain that the story is about the imaginary people who live in the village, and not the fairies. So I was SO GLAD to see your blog when it said, “fairy gardening isn’t about the fairies.” Because I was starting to feel like I was misleading people and that they were expecting to see a lot of fairies and they would be inside the houses, etc. So now I feel much better!

  • Olivia Hasty said...

    I have 15 fairy vignettes within our 2-1/2 acre planted gardens. All children who visit love our winged fairies. And I love to see the joy on their faces and hear the squeals of laughter. Our garden will always have winged fairies!