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How to Make a Fairy Garden

Everything you need to know about how to make a fairy garden, learning how to see fairies or how to make a fairy garden for children. Step into the magical world of enchanted gardens and discover a world of garden fairies!

Updated: 2018-03-05T13:11:46.141-08:00


Hold a Fairy Garden Party - Anyone for Tea?


Talking about fairy gardens for children yesterday got me thinking about what to do in such a garden, and what better way to celebrate fairy-style than with a fairy garden party?

Just picture the scene - fairy cakes, fairy lights, everyone dressed up with wings and wands... fairy heaven!

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Find lots of helpful hints and resources at this Fairy Garden Party page.

How to Make a Fairy Garden for Children


Okay, so I've talked a lot about fairies and attracting them to a fairy garden. But what about those of you who just want to make a garden for your kids to play in? Don't worry, I've lots of tips for you too! Having worked with children in the past I know how passionate they can be about the environment, and this is the perfect opportunity to teach them more about it. If you make a children's fairy garden for your kids, you'll have the chance to:
  • Teach them about nature, gardening, the environment, flowers and science
  • Spark their imagination through games, play, writing, drawing, crafts, role-play and dressing up
  • Get them involved in projects, such as building a bird house or growing their own food
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    And that's just the start! So what are you waiting for? There is LOADS of helpful information on the lens Make a Children's Fairy Garden. Have a read, and don't forget to come back and learn more from this blog! In fact, why not subscribe, so you never miss a new post?

    Plus, if you missed it in my previous posts, I learned lots of fairy garden secrets at - highly recommended!

    Faerie Blessings xxx

    Working with Fairies


    Today I want to go back to the topic of seeing fairies. Aside from the sheer delight of knowing there are fairies in your garden, once you learn how to experience fairies, you can work with them to bring harmony, protection and good fortune to your household. But don't go rushing into this... fairies are wary of humans and will only choose to work with you if you have already taken the time and effort to prove to them the following:
    1. You respect them (and their privacy)
    2. You respect nature 
    3. You work hard to protect the planet
    4. You have joy, love and laughter in your heart
    5. You love Mother Earth and your garden unconditionally! 
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      You can find a vast array of information on fairies and how to work with them at Working with Faeries: How to See and Work with the Faerie Realm.

      Types of Garden Fairies


      Before I talk more about how to see fairies in the garden, I ought to perhaps explain who the garden fairies actually are!

      You may well be thinking "flower fairies" at this point, but there are more to garden fairies than pretty little winged girls floating about!

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      There are elementals, tree spirits, flower fairies, elves and gnomes to name but a few. Want to know more? Then read this informative lens:

      Garden Fairies - Types of Garden Fairies

      How to See Fairies


      As I mentioned yesterday, one of the most common questions I get asked in response to my fairy writings is "how to see fairies". Now, this is not a question with a straightforward answer, as there is much to explain about the nature of fairies and how they appear. But in this post I will begin to tell you how to see fairies in the garden, as this is an excellent place to start.

      First of all, here are two articles that give an introduction to seeing and working with the Faerie Realm:

      An Introduction to Working with Faeries
      How to Attract Faeries into Your Home

      Now, as to the fairies. They exist on the astral plane (the above articles explain this further) and consequently cannot generally be seen with the physical eye. They do, on occasion, make themselves appear to humans, but this is rare. It is more common for those who work with fairies to "see" them with the third eye, or mind's eye, through the power of clairvoyance. Have a read of this article to understand how this works:

      How to Communicate with Spirits

      One of the best ways to develop a link with the fairies is to sit quietly in your garden, or a secluded spot in nature, and meditate upon communicating with them. Sit by water or under an old tree. Don't force anything and have patience - it can take time to open up the mind to seeing, hearing or experiencing fairies.

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      The garden is a good place to do this because it means you can work on this regularly - every day if possible. Don't expect a fairy to appear right in front of you - their presence is much more subtle! You might receive an image in your mind of a fairy creature. If it doesn't look anything like you expected, that's a good sign - it means the image is flowing into your mind naturally, and is not being conjured up by your imagination! You might hear whispers or random words, or become aware of a sudden heat or cold. It is a good idea to write down your experiences in a journal so that you can refer back to previous encounters.

      Of course, there is much more to explain about looking for fairies, but for now, if you want to learn more, I suggest taking a look at How to See Fairies in the Garden.

      More from me tomorrow!

      How to Attract Fairies to Your Garden


      Yesterday I talked about choosing a design for your garden. Today, I'm going to get you thinking about how to attract fairies to your garden!

      Once you have chosen your initial design, you will undoubtedly be thinking...
      • What flowers do I plant?
      • What can I put in my garden that is appealing to fairies?
      • Do I put out statues of fairies or do they not like that?
      • What can I do to make my garden fairy-friendly?
      Of course, where there are flowers, there will be fairies. But the number of fairies in your garden depends on how natural it is (chemicals equals poorly fairies!!), how well you tend your plants, and whether you truly care about your garden.

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      Fairies are fiercely protective of the natural world, so anything you do to help protect Mother Nature will bring fairies into your garden in leaps and bounds, as they will be delighted to have found a human who is kind to the planet. Organic gardening, helping wildlife, feeding the birds and not using pesticides all help to attract fairies in abundance.

      If you want to know more, I recommend reading the advice on the page How to Attract Fairies to your Garden. This is an excellent resource and will give you lots of ideas. 

      Something I get asked about a lot is how to see fairies. Tomorrow, I will explain more on this topic! 
      In the meantime, don't forget to check out the wonderful!

      Faerie Blessings x

      My Fairy Garden


      I love my fairy garden! It has been a labour of love, and is constantly changing and growing, as nature does :)

      Since learning a whole host of fairy garden secrets at, it has gone from strength to strength, and the fairies are loving it!

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      You see, once you have some ideas buzzing around in your head, and you combine them with a chunk of useful knowledge about what fairies like, you can create a truly magical garden! 

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      The Make Your Own Fairy Garden E-Book is fantastic value and contains lots of ideas for making a beautiful fairy garden. Plus it comes with lots of bonus goodies too! Why not check it out?

      How to Make a Fairy Garden


      One of the first things to learn about how to make a fairy garden is that you need to know the right things, but once you do, it is fun, fulfilling and very magical!

      The first step is to decide what kind of design you are after. I love cottage gardens and wildflower meadows, so I chose a lot of cottage garden flowers for my borders, and then selected a section of the garden to allow to go wild, and sowed some wildflower seeds. A wildflower meadow is wonderfully low maintenance - once it is established, all you have to do is cut it with a scythe once a year!

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      There are all kinds of themes that fairies will like - as long as they are natural, fairly wild, and preferably organic, the fairies will love living there! Ideas include:
      • A romantic garden
      • A herb garden
      • A Gothic garden
      • A scented garden
      • A cottage garden
      • A wildflower meadow
      • A rock garden

      Take into consideration your local area, the type of soil you have, and the wildflowers that are native to your country.

      Now you have something to think about, I will leave you with two great links to explore. There is a wonderful page on How to Make a Fairy Garden which gives you all sorts of ideas on how to get started. I also recommend that you take a look at, which is well worth exploring. I found some fabulous tips and ideas here!

      Welcome to How to Make a Fairy Garden!


      Do you want to know how to make a fairy garden? I'm guessing that if you've found this site, then you do!

      There are lots of reasons you might want to do this. You may want to work with the Faerie Realm, and so wish to attract fairies to your garden. Or you simply want to make a fairy garden because you love fairies! Or perhaps you have children who love fairies, and want to know how to make a children's fairy garden.

      The good news is, this blog is about everything to do with fairy gardens and garden fairies! I hope you enjoy learning more about this magical idea, and don't forget to keep coming back for new tips!

      Faerie Blessings,