Fairy garden workshops set for June 20, 21 at Mischler’s; contest set during garden walk

airy garden workshop June 2015 from Mischler's in Williamsville
Photo courtesy Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

Make your own fairy garden in a workshop at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.

You can choose from morning and afternoon sessions. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 at Mischler’s.

The cost is $25 per person per class.

You could make a fairy garden like the one pictured here; the arbor that the fairy is standing under is extra. When you take the class, you get a discount on all items in the fairy nook.

For more information or to register, please call (716) 632-1290.

Once you’ve learned the basics in this class, make another fairy garden on your own to enter into the new fairy garden contest that be held as part of the Williamsville Garden Walk this year.

Your entry doesn’t have to be a fairy garden; it can be dish garden, tea cup garden or other container garden. You can get creative with the container and use items such as buckets, old dish pans, sand pails and vintage suitcases.

Your creation must be small enough for you to carry to the welcome tent near Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. Entries will be displayed along the sidewalk on  “fairy lane” between Village Hall and the Williamsville Library, 5571 Main St.

The organizers would like folks to preregister so they can know how many entries to expect. Get an entry form and rules here.

The contest is free and open to the public.

Judging will be done by the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Williamsville Garden Walk on Saturday, July 18. A golden gnome will be awarded to winners.

The contest will be kicked off by a fairy parade at 10 a.m. on the sidewalk. Adults as well as children can dress up as fairies, gnomes or superheroes. You can decorate your wagon or stroller.

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