Create Your Own Magical Fairy Garden

A fairy door is a miniature door, usually set into the base of a tree, behind which may be small spaces where people can leave notes, wishes, or gifts for the "fairies". fairy doors are easily spotted by fairy's if they are pink or surrounded by shells. If it is your first time talking to the fairy ask questions about their life. Friendly fairies respond to notes. Only one fairy can access the door and be your friend.

The Fae Door Legend is that of a travelling door, given to a human, so that they may have access to the fae, and their realm. Legend states that a daughter of a brewer woman, had been going through trouble and the townsfolk had grudges against her for fear her mother was a witch. Late one night, the townsfolk came to confront her mother. The daughter had woken up from the noise while the mother still slept, only to see a fae at a door, gesturing the daughter to come in. As soon as the mob came knocking at the door. The mother ran to get her daughter, only to see a door laying on the ground, wide open, with light coming through. She picked it up as the villagers set fire to the straw on her house. In nearby woods, she placed the door down at the base of a willow tree, and as she tried to open it, it wouldn't budge. She heard her daughter call out to her, but she couldn't ever open the door, so she carried it the rest of her life, waiting for the door to open once again.

Want to invite fairies into your garden? Invite woodland creatures into your garden with flowers and plants they love.

Fairy Garden


Ageratum's pretty blue blooms make it a bright, colourful choice for fairy gardens.

The Fairy Rose

'The Fairy' is a popular ever-blooming heirloom rose.

Lamb's Ear

Lamb's ear has a soft, velvety texture that children love, making it ideal for a fairy garden. Its lovely silver-gray leaves also play exceptionally well with other plants.

Thyme Seedlings

Aromatic thyme and a pleasing woody look make a delightful addition to any fairy garden.

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry-type tomatoes are delicious in salads or eaten out of hand (it's tempting to eat them as fast as you pull them off the plants). They are also easy to grow in containers or patio gardens and are ideal for fairy gardens.

Pelargonium 'Ashfield Serenade'

Delicate, colourful pelargoniums are a large, diverse group of mostly evergreen flowers and add whimsy to a fairy garden.


Edible nasturtiums make colourful and tasty additions to fairy gardens. Nasturtiums come in bright jewel colours and are a quick-growing plant.



Because of its usefulness, sometimes we overlook the nice woody look of rosemary, whose fragrance and interesting appearance also lend interest to fairy gardens.


In addition to its culinary uses and lovely scent, sage adds an interesting textural element to your fairy garden.


Chives, with their lovely flowers, are popular, easy-to-grow perennial herbs that make beautiful ornamentals.


Use a straw mulch to keep ripening strawberry fruits clean and water well in containers.


Colourful Calandiva

Add colour and texture to your fairy garden with a variety of plant types.

Creeping Speedwell

Creeping Speedwell is a bright and vibrant pick for a fairy garden and forms a lovely carpet of colour at the base of the garden.


Don't overlook the appeal of scent in a fairy garden. Edible plants but also fragrant ones, like a dwarf lavender perfectly suited to a fairy garden delight children's senses.

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