You can imagine the hard time we’ve had choosing winners for this years Fairy Garden Contest.
Oh, my… it’s been almost impossible as each and EVERY garden entered (and there were over 150 entries) were utterly magical.
The truth is that everyone who made a fairy garden is a winner. Thank you for making magic with us again this year.
There are 15 finalists. Today I’ll show you 8 magical gardens. Tomorrow, 8 more. And on Thursday, I’ll announce the winners.
1. Rosa created this magical tree-house Fairy Garden for her grandson, Oliver. Isn’t it enchanting? Little shuttered windows, a brightly colored stone pathway leading to a root entwined door, gemstones. It’s no wonder this little boy will believe in magic and fairies.
2. Look at this delightful garden made my three sisters, Grace, Rose and Charlotte over their summer break. I love the gourd fairy houses, the fairy washing line and all the other fairy treasures tucked into secret places.
Here are more photos of this magical fairy garden.
3. I love this fairy garden sent in by Small Steps Big Noises because it shows that winter is no deterrent for a fairy garden. Although it was winter in New Zealand, the fairies were still about.
The frosty sparkles look like magic wishes. See more photos of this winter fairy garden here.
4. The Cleary kids worked hard on their fairy garden and I love it so much because it shows that bigger kids love fairy gardens too.
Look at the tunnels and houses they built. The buildings made of sticks and the bridges made of bark.
There are crystals and gems and moss and flowers… all the perfect things to attract neighborhood fairies.
5. And here are two utterly delightful fairy gardens that show that you don’t need a lot of space to build a magical fairy garden. All you need are treasures you can find in nature; sticks, stones, moss and shells…
6. I love this next fairy garden too as, although it’s colorful and bright, it’s made by kids with all natural materials that this mom, Sophie, and her little ones picked up from nature. Mom said : I wanted us to stick to using natural elements as much as possible, while still making it colorful and fun. We went on a walk and gathered different materials from the greenbelt behind our house.
7. Here is a another charming fairy garden made by Jo and her little ones. Don’t you just love the little shower? Isn’t it quite the sweetest little fairy cottage ever?! It has an acorn lamp and all manner of enchantment inside… and, it’s portable! Take it to the beach!
8. This fairy garden is called Peach Blossom Cottage. It’s made in a tin tub at the bottom of the garden and Chilli and Marlin play in it constantly. And the fairies do too, of course. There are so many sweet details that make this garden special… the acorn lantern path, pretty toadstool rocks and, of course, who can resist a gnome tea party?
Click here to see more photos of Peach Blossom Cottage Fairy Garden.
Wow… I’m always amazed at the enchantment, imagination and magic shining from each and every garden. And, can you believe there will be 8 more finalists tomorrow?!
A reminder of the magical prizes that will be won…
First Prize : Daphne the Spring Fairy from Lavender and Lark
Second Prize : $110 Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions Shop
Third Prize : $100 Gift Certificate to Stubby Pencil Studio
Fourth Prize : 75$ Gift Certificate to Magic Wool
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Happy Fairy Gardening,
Blessings and magic,