Fantastical fairy garden ideas!
The gang at Flea Market Gardening has been busy creating homes for fairies around the trees and outdoor areas of their gardens. If you build it,…they may come to you!
These tiny hidden people are said to be the dispossessed early clans of the British Isles. They faded away into uninhabited spots, growing tinier and tinier with time as they were forgotten and the stuff of legend. They dwell in caves, hills, woods and in our gardens where they can be companions again to the deer and other small animals that also live there.
When considered as beings that a person of today might really encounter, fairies are noted for their mischievous nature and sometimes malice. Some pranks blamed on them, such as tangling the hair of sleepers into “elf-locks,” hiding small items or leading a traveler astray, are really harmless.
Fairies often live in a woodland, in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon..
Stacy says, “I made this little fairy garden today here in my own front garden.”
Pat says, “My fairy garden grown in a discarded fountain. It includes a homemade wire arbour and toadstools made from sticks and acorn caps.”
Marlene says, “My husband made the base of this fairy garden out of bed legs and old lumber and a piece of vinyl lattice as the base of the conservatory itself.”
She says, “The scrolled legs are old bed legs that I got at a thrift shop, so it stands about 6 ft. tall on the “table.” The windows are about 32 inches by 30 inches. My husband even designed and made the metal work on the corners and top! I think I’ll keep him!”
“White coral bells upon a slender stalk
Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk
Oh don’t you wish that you could hear them ring?
Taht will happen only when the fairies sing.”
—Traditional English Round
Obviously Leslie spread the word to Linda, because here’s another ‘tree house’ fairy garden below…
Fairy gardens are meant to be done with children! A fairy gardens is the new playhouse!
See Sally J Smith‘s inspirational website, Greenspirit Arts
Do you have a fairy garden worth sharing? Post photos to our Flea Market Gardening Facebook page!
More Fairy Gardens how-tos:
Where to find miniature fairies:
At Amazon, of course. We can make many of the accessories ourselves, but the actual fairies are difficult to make, so we find them here.
Sleeping Little Fairy Outdoor Statue on Amazon