Fairy Garden Ideas


Ideas And Tips From A Fairy Garden Video

Originally most of these types of miniature garden “worlds” were located within outdoor gardens, but with growing popularity fairy gardens are often built within containers of some kind. All the ideas within the video are made in small containers such as pots, baskets, wooden boxes, or even birdbaths. The designs and plantings could just as easily reside in a small corner of an outdoor area.

New to Fairy Gardens? Visit the how to page:

How to make a fairy garden

Miniature Garden Theme Ideas

As seen, some of the creative themes include

  • Chinese landscape
  • Beach house garden
  • Japanese bridge with dry creek
  • Twig-built environment
  • Grapevine ball

Diminutive Plants

With the growing popularity of this style of planter, I notice that many garden centers and nurseries now carry a selection of plants that are perfect for tiny vignettes.

A few from the video are:

  • Armeria juniperfolia, Thrift
  • Asparagus setaceus, Asparagus Plumosa (indoor, tender)
  • Baby Tears, Soleirolia soleirolii (indoor, tender)
  • Bellium minutum, Miniature Daisy
  • Cotoneaster micro, Thymifolius
  • Corsican Mint, various Thymes
Additional Plant Suggestions
Fairy Garden Miniature Plants


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