Enchanted Fairy Gardens: The Toad Prince Garden


Truly spellbinding. . . As if from a fairy tale illustration, a garden revives childhood fantasies.

Whimsical, lush greenery lends itself to a pleasant sanctuary. A fairy swings, delighting in the magic of nature. Meanwhile, a watchful toad prince takes up his post in the shade of verdure.

Learn the secrets to creating your own enchanted garden.

Enchanted Fairy Gardens: The Birdbath Garden


Peer into a daydream come to life.

A fairy garden unfolds under a verdure canopy. Its charm awakening childhood imaginings and hopes of what if. . . ?  Your eyes follow a path of bark and pebbles to where a pixie swings.

This, serene haven is her home, and your sweet escape. And here, you’ll discover the steps to recreate this scene.

Sunflowers in 19th Century Art & Prose

Arguably best known for his sunflowers, there was one Vincent van Gogh thought better.

That painter was Claude Monet.

In a letter to his brother, van Gogh wrote: “[Paul] Gauguin was telling me the other day that he had seen a picture by Claude Monet of sunflowers in a large Japanese vase, very fine, but – he likes mine better. I don’t agree.”

Will you? For many Victorian artist captured the blooms to canvas and each is as unique as the flowers themselves.

The Heart of English Gardens

The expanse of a manicured lawn rolled out as a carpet to Hampton Court.

Lancelot Brown attempted to share his vision of the property. How could he quite explain to Hannah Moore?

“‘Now there’ said he, pointing his finger, ‘I make a comma, and there’ pointing to another spot, ‘where a more decided turn is proper, I make a colon; at another part, where an interruption is desirable to break the view, a parenthesis; now a full stop, and then I begin another subject'”, Moore captured their exchange.