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Last spring we were asked to participate in the Bedrock Gardens Fairy and Hobbit House Festival, to raise money for the garden, which is a magical place even without the fairies. (Click here for their  website) We decided, since landscape and design is our focus, to create a fairy garden, both in fairy size, and life size so that the children could experience being fairies for themselves. The trick was to make the garden completely out of natural materials the visible parts, anyway), and to find things that could be represented both in the life sized and fairy sized version.


That proved to be trickier than expected, and we had to resort to tricks like burying a whole Alyssum plant, flowers and all, under the fairy patio, with only a few flowers coming through a hole in a hollowed out stick. This allowed the flowers to stay looking good, as they were still…

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3 Responses to Fairies

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Utterly charming!

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  2. Oddment says:

    Thank you for this! Gardeners are such ingenious people!

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  3. What a wonderful idea. I’ve seen many fairy gardens but never a child-sized one! I bet the kids loved that. 🙂

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