If you’re looking for a kid-friendly project, planting a fairy garden is the perfect solution! Fairy gardens are miniature gardens that feature whimsical creatures and beings. They provide endless inspiration and teach kids about gardening.
Follow our simple steps and you can build one with your kids:
1. Pick your pot.
The first step in building your fairy garden is choosing a container. English Gardens carries the Crayon Color Pallet which features fun and bright colors ranging from pink and purple, to blue and orange. Plus, you can mix and match the pot and saucer to match your child’s personality.
2. Add soil.
Select soil that your plants will thrive in. We recommend Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, which protects against over and under watering. Plus, the slow-release fertilizer feeds your plants for up to six months to ensure your plants grow twice as big!
3. Pick your plants.
Fairies love to have a selection of plants to hide in! Plants that are best suited for fairy gardens include:
- Succulents & Cacti
- Polka Dot Plant
- Arrowhead Plants
4. Add soil coverings.
Next, you’ll want to cover the soil with moss. This helps keep moisture in and adds an aesthetic appeal.
5. Incorporate rocks and sea glass.
Add a mixture of rocks and sea glass to the top of your fairy garden. Use the rocks to create a miniature path for your fairies.
Accessorizing your fairy garden is possibly the most fun step! English Gardens carries a wide array of accessories including animals, signs and fairy creatures. Selection varies by location.
7. Glitter it up!
Finally, take a spoonful of glitter and sprinkle it into your garden. When the light catches the glitter, the plants and accessories will sparkle.
For more fairy garden inspiration, visit our Fairy Garden Pinterest board. And remember-fairy gardening can be for kids and adults, too!