Bring A Bit of Fairy Magic To Your Garden

If you have young children, it is important to encourage them to spend as much time in your garden as possible. A garden can be a place to play, a place to relax, an inspiration and a joy to young and old alike. There are plenty of ways to make sure that a garden appeals to younger members of your family. One is to bring a bit of fairy magic to your garden. A fairy garden is one that can keep the whole family enchanted. Here are some tips to help you bring fairyland to life in your outside space:

Butterfly on BuddleiaBirds, Bees and Butterflies:

Fairies are, of course, what truly makes a garden a fairyland. The first thing you will have to do then to bring the fairytale to life is to attract fairies to your garden. Everyone knows that fairies will only enjoy a garden that is full of their friends, so the number one thing is to make sure you attract plenty of birds, bees and butterflies into your space. Place feeders and create plenty of bird and big friendly habitats. Create bee hotels, bird baths, ponds and leave wilder corners and surely fairies will find their way to your garden and feel at home.

Fairy HouseFairy Houses:

Of course, fairies will need places to live when they arrive. Help your children to create little fairy houses. Using natural materials in your garden in these craft projects will allow you to create some beautiful, organic looking objects that will add whimsy and charm to your garden.

Fairy gardensFairy Gardens:

Children may also enjoy creating little miniature gardens for the fairies to tend. Help your kids to find mosses, tiny stones and little, delicate flowers and make little gardens in plant pots or other containers. Everyone knows fairies like strawberries too – a few strawberry plants may form the perfect 'trees' for your fairy garden – though the fairies might not get to eat them all!

Solar fairy lightsMagical Lighting:

In the evening, nothing can create a feeling of enchantment as fast as some magical lighting. There are plenty of lovely solar powered lights on the market to choose from, which you can drape in the trees or use to line a path or surround a seating area.

WaterfallA Babbling Brook:

The babbling of a brook is said to sound just like the speech and laughter of fairy folk. Few of us are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a babbling brook running through our gardens – but that does not mean that we cannot enjoy the sounds of flowing water. Choose a solar powered water feature to enjoy the restful sound of running water in your garden.