Fairy Garden ideas are sought after – it’s the hottest miniature gardening trend for 2016. Garden Centers are devoting sections to miniature gardening – and offering tiny fairy decor pieces from mini bird houses and birdbaths to patio furniture. To tell the truth, it’s kind of like playing with a doll house again. Or setting up a model railroad. Both places that you can go to buy your mini garden accents, by the way – model railroad and doll house vendors. As well as specialized garden shops and retailers online. (For a list of sources, see bottom of page.)
It’s another great way to use up broken flower pots and bits and pieces. You can theme your fairy garden to a birthday, or to Easter or Christmas, whatever is appropriate. The decor pieces are all available in miniatures. You can do a Japanese garden, a beach garden, a cottage garden. They’re getting so detailed, it’s almost like you’re building a small outdoor diorama. And with so many available accent pieces, you might be finding it hard to decide which way to go. But hey take up very little space – so you don’t have to stop at just one. Or two, or three.
A miniature garden in a repurposed hanging pot. With lots of little crepe flowers. Source
The stairway is flower petals – this multilevel fairy garden even has a bridge and there are gazing balls.
Birdhouses are a popular accent for miniature gardens. Source
This multi tier miniature garden uses succulents – easy to care for. Source
Succulents really are easy to care for. They’re almost plant and forget. Source
Moss is another great no-muss, no-fuss addition to your magical garden. Source
A zen-like miniature garden, set on a piece of broken clay pot. Source
Two fairies and a little bistro table…what a cute fairy garden. Source
Adding fairy lights to your fairy garden can really make it shine at night. Source
This couch turned miniature miniature garden is from the Atlanta Market show. It’s a display piece, and we love it. Source
Apparently, at the show, the organizers say it wasn’t for everyone. Source
Is this not the cutest thing you’ve seen? The birthday party miniature garden. And look, they’ve used the wires from the champagne corks as stools for the fairies to sit on. Creative stuff.Source
Aren’t those chairs something? The path, the sundial, the whole thing. Be sure to check our list of where to purchase supplies at the end of this story for more info. Source
This miniature garden has a lovely pathway with concrete bench. Source
This miniature garden, a camp site near the beach, is a railroad gardening creation. Source
Now, we’re right at the beach. Blue glass pebbles are the ocean. Source
The classic garden, in a miniature garden. Again with pond. They’re so cute, aren’t they?
There’s even a gazing ball on this sunbathing deck. Source
Fairy garden set up in an old trunk. With metal chairs and birdhouses and a snail.
You can do all kinds of clever things with pathways in your miniature garden. Source
Isn’t this the sweetest little bistro set? See? Doll house days all over again. Source
Where to Purchase Fairy Garden Supplies
Two Green Thumbs, out of Seattle and mail order only, has a superb selection of miniature and fairy garden supplies.
The Miniature Garden Shoppe carries a wide array of cool accoutrements.
You can buy kits, like this Birthday Beach kit, at MyFairyGarden.com
TheLittleHedgerow on Etsy has some great fairy garden accents, like this awesome Koi pond.
Beneath the Ferns sells fairy garden wellies. You could even display the miniature rain boot planters.
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