Flower & Garden Week: Fluttering and Floating

One of the very best things about the Flower and Garden Festival are the special installations. Food and Wine demonstrations are fun, but the “extras” in the spring are so much more imaginative, magical and organic.

Case in point: The Butterfly Garden. In addition to beautiful, fluttering butterflies, the garden features (predictably) tons of flowers for the butterflies to alight on as well as — if your eyes are sharp — some comfy homes for tiny flutter bugs of a different kind. flower-and-garden-2014-246

Alongside the butterflies, topiaries and flowers are a series of tiny, adorable little fairy cottages made from found objects that serve as homes for Tinker Bell and her Pixie Hollow friends. Last year, Dan and I spent a couple of hours in the expansive space with a couple of our favorite people, ooo-ing and ahh-ing over the tiny, upcycled homes.

That last one was new for last year, in honor of Zarina, The Pirate Fairy. I can’t wait to see what this year’s Festival holds for Tink and her pals.

Which mini-house is your favorite? Let us know from the comments!