This Trend for Spring 2021 is Magic: How fairy gardens are inspiring community after COVID-19 year

7 min readMar 19, 2021
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The tiny hand-painted doors and mushroom-shaped houses are nestled at the base of Ficus tree trunks, constructed inside pots or shyly peeking out under hedges. I search the small pathways and wee ladders for signs of footprints: proof of the fairies, gnomes and mythical creatures who’ve moved into our neighborhoods.


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