My 8 year old granddaughter, Gili, and I made a Fairy Garden. We live in an historical mansion that sits in a public park. (See the "Plummer House" page on my front page.) Lots of people come to see the mansion, walk around the 11 acres of beautiful grounds including lovely gardens, fountains in the two ponds, and "Repunzels"Tower. We thought it would be fun and "magical" for those walking around the grounds to come upon this "fairy magical garden".
There is a perfect little space at the bottom of some steps that lead to a walk through the woods or up into a garden area. That is where we chose to make it.
If you look by the little table, you will see our fairy with red top, and yellow skirt and having wings. Also, on the bottom right hand corner ( of which you can only see a portion) is a large shell.
After leaving our fairy garden for a few days, we returned to find THIS...
Not sure if people were using it as a wishing well or just being appreciative! Or was it MAGIC? But it was so exciting for Gili! Well, and ME also! We started to leave all the change in there until it was overflowing! Then I took out some coins and left some in. Only to come back every few days to find more and more coins! We decided to save it for next year's fairy garden.
One day I came back to find our fairy's wings had been broken off! : ( Someone had apparently not ready our little sign.
If you look closely, you'll see our fairy up at the top left with the wings laying next to her!
And the next day, our fairy AND her wings were gone! What?!
But the next morning, our little fairy reappeared with her wings back on! It was MAGIC! A Fairy Godmother perhaps? So she has healed and is back in place! Of course, the rain and wind does damage so I have to check it almost daily to see how things are standing up! But thankfully we have a Fairy Godmother who is also watching out and helping!
We hope to come up with more ideas so little girls especially will come back and see what is going on! Since we are living in a public park, people come from all over to see the beautiful house and gardens! And we hope they run into our little garden and get pleasantly surprised!
I'll keep updates on our little Fairy Garden and what is happening! How about YOU? Do you have a Fairy Garden in YOUR yard? You don't have to be a child to enjoy one!
Thanks for stopping by!