Wednesday 20 April 2022

How to create a fairy garden

* Press release - shared because it's a fun idea!

While fairy gardens have been around for a long time, they really seem to have taken off over the past few years. In fact, Pinterest searches for the garden trend increased by 79% over the last month. It’s simple to get started and makes a lovely addition to any porch or garden. 

To create a sense of childlike magic in your garden, we’ve asked the trend experts at WeThrift to uncover their top tips for creating a fairy garden this April half term. 


Maybe it’s the childlike nature coming out in gardeners, but whatever the reason, fairy gardens are becoming one of the hottest horticultural trends this easter. Fairy gardens are decorative miniature gardens constructed of small plants and accessories. They provide children and adults alike with an enchanting space to develop their creativity and imagination. 


Fairy gardens are designed to lure fairies and good luck into your home. They can be placed on your porch, deck, garden or garden areas alongside actual living plants, or they can be grown in a container or other small space intended for indoors.


DIY fairy gardens make a fun sensory play area for kids, and offer a great way to teach your children about the basics of gardening and plant care. You can customise your space using scaled-down versions of everyday items, from tiny furniture to cars, houses and more. 


When you are preparing to create your own miniature whimsical world, you have a few things that you will need to consider. Finding the perfect location is important, you’ll be messing with soil, plants and positioning accessories and figurines. You’ll need to find a spot that is easily reachable, out of the way of pets and slightly sheltered from heavy rainfall and wind. 




Fairy garden supplies; 

  • Container to grow your fairy garden 

  • Soil for planting

  • Small plants, flowers or trees 

  • Gardening tools 

  • Miniature accessories and figurines - such as toy fairies and gnomes 

  • Battery-powered lights (preferably water-proof)

  • Stones, pebbles, wood, pine cones, moss etc 


Start with a container you have on hand already. This can be anything from a wheelbarrow to a teapot, a planter, or a decorative basket and more. A container isn’t required, but a great place to start and provide the foundation for your space. 


Whatever container you choose to use, you’ll need to line the bottom with a mixture of large and medium stones or pebbles to enable water to drain out. 


Plants are the next thing you want to consider. Pansies, daphne, cyclamen and violas are all beautiful plants that will add a touch of colour to your space and will bloom even in the dead of winter. Fill your container with sand or soil, and top with pine cones, sticks and stones to add texture and detail to your miniature garden.


Growing or adding moss is a lovely way to add extra character to your fairy garden, and it resembles grass for the fairies. Once you’ve figured out which plants to put in your fairy garden, it is time to decide on accessories and figurines. 


You can create a unique theme within your garden, it’s completely up to you, which is part of the huge charm of these miniature creations. 


Adding decorative rocks will be a great addition to your fairy garden. You can use pebbles and rocks to create stepping stones, pathways and more. 


Miniature models are one of the most distinguished accessories for your fairy garden. You can use these accessories and figurines to replicate a theme and layout you desire. There are miniature houses, cars, trees, animals and people. 

Tith thanks to We Thrift for providing the content for this post.


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