Miniature vs. Fairy Gardens


In the Woods near Skyline Drive

Well, I didn’t think this would be so difficult to write, but for some reason it has been. Fairy gardens and miniature gardens seem to be different names for the same thing for the most part. Perhaps an analogy would be that a square is a type of rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square.  So a fairy garden is a type of miniature garden, however, not every miniature garden is a fairy garden.

Miniature gardens are whimsical and can include objects that look like very small people could use them. Bonsai where trees are trimmed to keep them dwarf sized fit in to this category. Terrariums are miniature gardens enclosed in glass containers. Since terrariums are in theory closed ecosystems, they require significantly less effort to maintain.

Fairy gardens can be indoor or outdoor gardens. They are usually whimsical and are frequently made with the intention of attracting…

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