Fairy gardens are becoming a popular form of gardening, either planted in some kind of a container or directly in the ground. This growing trend is where gardening and hobby collide, and is introducing the love of plants to a growing number of people.
Who participates in these garden-meets-art activities? Adults and children alike enjoy fairy gardening, each creating a fairy garden that’s uniquely theirs. From jurassic park, to beach scenes, to woodland forests; the only limitation is the imagination of the creator.
What’s a Fairy Festival? It’s a week-long event celebrating this fun hobby of miniature gardening with a whimsical twist.
-Weekday activities will take place only during ‘Happy Hour’. Monday-Friday from 4pm-5pm (pre-register here) enjoy a hands-on creative workshop. Also during the week, participate in the Fairy Kingdom Hunt (a self guided hunt for themed gardens).
-The BIG day is Saturday, July 16th. From 9am-4pm (workshops are continuous throughout the day on the 16th) we will have workshop tables throughout the greenhouses for 7 different activities. Participate in the Fairy Kingdom Hunt, and sip some Pixie Juice.
–Register online, or phone, or in person at BCG. Registration GUARANTEES your place in a workshop. Walk-ins are welcome, but all activities are ‘while supplies last’.
-All activities can be done by any age group, adults and children alike. Activities labeled with the word ‘wee’ are designed for children to do easily, but adults can also do them as each person will make the project with their own flare and style.
-We encourage everyone to wear your wings and bring your wands. When else will you have the opportunity to wear a flower crown? Some of our staff will be having fun with costumes, so why not join us?
The Fairy Garden Workshop
Included in the cost of the workshop: a bowl container, soil, moss and stones, 3 plants, a $2.99 figurine, and full use of our DIY accessory ingredients. This workshop is geared toward adults and older children as the DIY ingredients are not all child friendly, however, parents are welcome to partner with their children. Examples of the types of gardens you can work toward are below, but let your own imagination flow!
This is an example of a beach themed fairy garden. We’ll have some ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Many different ‘ingredients’ will be available to make unique accessories. Manufactured accessories shown are not included in the cost of the workshop, but can be purchased at any time to grow your fairy garden.
This fairy garden has more of a woodland feel. Note the DIY patio, stepping stones, and birdbath you can create. Manufactured accessories shown are not included in the cost of the workshop, but can be purchased at any time to grow your fairy garden.
Wee Folk Fairy Garden Workshop
Included in the cost of the workshop: a beach bucket, soil, sand and stones, 3 plants, and full use of our child friendly DIY accessory ingredients. This workshop is geared toward younger children because the DIY accessory ingredients are child friendly. Parental supervision is still necessary. Adults may also enjoy this workshop!
A summer fairy garden in a beach bucket! Manufactured accessories shown are not included in the cost of the workshop, but can be purchased at any time to grow your fairy garden.
Fairy Attracting Suncatchers Workshop
Choose from colored marbles, gems, and glitter to make your own Fairy Attracting Suncatcher for your fairy garden. Projects will be taken home for curing before using.
Fairy Garden Path Workshop
Once you learn how to make these little paths pieces, you’ll put them everywhere! Projects will be taken home to cure before using.
Fairy Doors or Wee Folk Fairy Doors Workshops
The difference between these two workshops is the available art materials to decorate them. The Wee Folk Fairy Doors will have child friendly craft materials, while the Fairy Doors participants will have use of more challenging mediums. Both start with a natural wood door. Below are example of what you can do with your door, but let your imagination fly!
Fairy Flower Crown Workshop
Stop first (registration highly recommended) at the Fairy Flower Crown workshop table so you can wear your crown for the day! As always, adults and children are encouraged to participate, but younger children will need parents to do the project for them.