Fairy garden 101: Create magic with kids and teens

If you’re searching for a fresh and whimsical gardening project that the whole family can get excited about, you’ve landed in the right place. Today, we’re going to embark on an enchanting journey into the world of creating a fairy garden.

Picture a miniature oasis teeming with tiny plants, fairy-sized furniture, and enchanting details that can spark the imaginations of kids and teens alike. It’s a little slice of magic right in your backyard (or patio).

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Choosing your fairy garden spot

First things first, you need to find the perfect spot for your fairy garden. You could use a corner of your existing garden, a container, or even a broken pot. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our guide on creative gardening spaces.

The magical layout

Once you’ve found the spot, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. Picture where you want the fairy house to be, the garden path, the enchanting pond, or even the tiny fairy clothesline.

Remember, the goal is to create a magical world that sparks joy and ignites the imagination.

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Select your plants

Now for the real fun! It’s time to pick out the plants for your fairy garden.

 daisies are great choices.

  • Add an exotic touch with the monkey tail cactus (just be sure to help the kids when planting this).
  •  Petunias come in a delightful array of varieties, ready to sprinkle a rainbow of colour into your magical miniature landscape. They are incredibly easy to grow, making them a perfect pick for both seasoned gardeners and those just getting their green thumbs warmed up.
  •  Alyssum, also fondly referred to as the “carpet of snow” is a picture-perfect scene of a winter wonderland right in your fairy garden, spreading rapidly to create a sea of delicate white blooms.

Plantland has a fantastic range of plants suitable for fairy gardens that will add a touch of magic to your creation.

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Fairy furniture and accessories

This is where the fairy garden truly comes to life.

Imagine tiny bridges over miniature streams, a petite fairy-sized tea set for afternoon gatherings, and even a small hammock for a fairy siesta. The possibilities are endless.

Every little piece adds to the story of your fairy garden, making it a truly magical place that’s brimming with character and charm.

Here’s a whimsical list of fairy garden accessories to consider:

  • Miniature fairy houses
  • Tiny bridges
  • Fairy-sized furniture
  • Small gardening tools
  • Fairy figurines
  • Tiny gnomes and unicorns
  • Dainty pathways
  • Miniature lanterns or fairy lights
  • A fairy swing or hammock
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Maintenance and care

Taking care of your fairy garden is as important as creating it. Regular watering, pruning, and a little bit of fairy dust (aka love) will keep your fairy garden blooming. Learn more about container

 gardening with our guide.

Sprinkle some magic: It’s time to create your fairy garden

Creating a fairy garden is a delightful activity that not only brings joy but also fosters creativity and connection with nature. It’s a magical world where kids and teens can let their imaginations run wild and immerse themselves in the wonders of gardening.

Don’t forget that every great gardener needs the right tools! Visit Plantland’s collection of

 gardena tools to find everything you need to create and maintain your magical fairy garden. After all, even the smallest garden deserves the best care.

So, are you ready to sprinkle some magic in your garden? Get your green thumbs ready, summon your inner child, and let’s start creating your fairy garden together!