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.
Not all Fairy Villages have farms but luckily ours does. Wee folk love cuddling and playing with farm animals. It’s like a petting zoo!
Fairies love trees – they talk to them and they live in them! Learn how we made the fairy tree in our fairy garden.
The underside of our tall deck was exposed. It was untidy, unsightly and in desperate need of a makeover. Thank goodness for lattice!
Discover the types of plants that are best suited to Fairy Gardens. Real and artificial; tall and short; green and colourful.
In this post we’re zeroing in on our Fairy Garden Carnival (aka Fair). We outline how we made it, offer hints & tips & include photos.
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…