Blog posts, updates & Ferny Hill Retreat news
One sunny afternoon in 2018, I said to myself, “I’d love to share my quiet corner of nature with others.“ At the time I didn’t realise this small wish would become the inspiration for a self-contained, holiday apartment in Emerald that everybody could enjoy. Today, Ferny Hill Retreat offers guests a unique, artistic getaway – with a special touch of magic – right in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges.
Part 4b of our series on how to create a large, outdoor fairy garden looks at the right way to lay out buildings and various types of ground covers.
Fairies enjoy a coffee at the start of their day, just like we humans do. Our cute Fairy Tale Cafe was once a bus. Got to love fairy garden repurposing!
The positioning of our Fairy Garden buildings didn’t go as smoothly as hoped to begin with. Luckily we came up with some creative solutions!
We added this amazing set of rusty sculptures to the front garden. Now, thanks to solar spotlights, it’s a feature both day and night.
When creating an outdoor fairy garden it’s important to get soil & hardscaping right because they form the foundation of your entire garden.
Part 2: Planning. To achieve magical results, a large-scale fairy garden needs a bit of forethought and planning, as well as loads of creativity.
Ferny Hill Retreat’s fairy garden is going to be a large village with everything mystical folk need for a happy life. Follow our journey…
Yesterday I discovered that we were the victims of a theft! During the night our veggie patch had been decimated, but there were clues…
No matter what the weather in Emerald – sun, rain, hail or mist – nature offers something to take your breath away. This morning it was mist…
Two wire mannequins placed next to a shed transformed a once dreary garden bed. It now zings, thanks to the bright pops of colour!
This little spot at Ferny Hill Retreat has been set aside for bird feeding. Sit back with a wine or coffee and wait for the birds to arrive.
Dandenong Ranges’ Ferny Hill Retreat is the perfect place to relax, chill and revitalise. Quiet, leafy location but close to all the action.