Wonders of Nature

Marissa Gallant
Youth Education Manager 

No matter if you live in the city, country, or suburbs, the world outside your window is full of enchantment and mystery, all you need is a little imagination and fairy dustJoin us as we explore the magical world of fairies, gnomes, and elves. Read on and tune in to learn how to make your own fairy house for our fairy village or a temporary abode in your own backyard.  

Create a Fairy House for New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill! 
For thousands of years magical beings have made their homes in the gardens and trails at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. Fairies, gnomes, elves, and more seek shelter in our gardens and throughout our trails. While our grounds are full of magic year-round, legend has it that the fairy houses made by visitors, staff, and volunteers attract fairies in record numbers when on display. Be a part of the magic and check out our step by step guide for tips on creating your own fairy house. Once your house is complete, bring your creation to New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill to be put on display in our formal gardens this summer. Come back and visit through the summer to see if any fairies have taken up residence in your homes! For information on donating your house contact youtheducation@nebg.org 


  • Empty plastic flowerpot(s)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors 
  • Natural materials 

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