We know that children love to make miniature gardens due to the popularity of our Fairy Garden Workshops earlier this year. Although we are unable to offer these workshops right now, it is still a great project that you and your children can do in your own garden.
It doesn’t have to be made with anything fancy – just things you have gathered along the way, such as moss from the lawn, old lolly sticks, silver paper to mimic a pond or river, mini flower pots, coloured stones, sand for paths, and pieces of bark, along with some tiny plants – succulents are a great idea – and some compost.
Then simply provide your child with a shallow saucer, seed tray or a small pot or container for something a little larger. Then pile everything into the middle of the table for them to choose how they want it to look. You don’t even need to have compost flying around if you are worried – children’s imaginations can conjure up all sorts of ideas for fantasy gardens from very little!
Give them a time limit to concentrate their minds. They’ll love their unique gardens that they have created themselves and it can be a very low-cost game to play too. One of the best sources of ideas on the internet is Pinterest, it's packed full of inspiration for miniature gardens.