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Fairy Gardens: Think Small and Use Your Imagination

Updated on March 27, 2016

Fairy Gardening

The whole concept of fairy gardens has been around for a long time. With the advent of social media, the actual sharing of the creativity of people who have them has been increasing.

The creativity is astounding. The gardens show artistic ability. They change your perception of the world and draw you into a smaller world.

Think Small

Get on your hands and knees and look up. A tomato plant becomes a towering tree. Or smaller yet, a tree in our world, could be as a piece of broccoli in a fairy garden. Moss could be an entire forest.

Small, smaller, smaller.

When you look at a tree from our perception and then compare to something that is small, you gain a perception of what is big to something small.


Jagged, 7 inch rocks could become a mountain range.


Parsley makes an interesting tree. Rosemary could be a pine tree. A cross, sliced branch becomes a table and chairs.

I see, on a page I was viewing, a small fairy man on a snail. He was using the snail like a horse. I was viewing a page called factory direct craft. Much of their stuff was more of a miniature doll house type, but some of their miniature fairy items caught my eye.

Doll House Vs. Fairy Garden

Fairy gardening is the next step and compares to the old doll house. Except, the fairy garden becomes a thing that is alive. It grows and changes.

How long before it becomes too much? That remains to be determined. How long before a bonsai tree becomes too much?

Inspiration and Supplies

I found a page called Pahl's that offers ideas and plants and explains the concept of fairy gardening. A fairy garden is believed to bring good luck, as certain fairies are indeed very good to have around and they need a suitable place to call their own.

This is where you come in with your creativity. I love the small pebbles, the smooth gravel walkways, the small hedges. The little chairs. A grill, for that fairy to grill their food. How fun.

More Inspiration

I'm sure that if I go to social media, I will find pages upon pages of great ideas for my garden. In fact, type fairy garden into the Facebook search bar and you get prompted with many pages. At first glance, my search showed a old metal wheelbarrow that had been converted into a container garden for that person's fairy world.

Any container will do.


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      2 years ago from Texas

      I love little, tiny, miniaturized things and that garden is so cute! Are they planted with live, growing plants or are they just for decoration? Please post a photo of yours when you make one!


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