Mischler’s sets fairy garden workshops for June 24 & 25; sponsors contest, too

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

You can 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. Morning workshops begin at 10 a.m. and afternoon workshops begin at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25  at Mischler’s. Each workshop will last about two hours.

The cost is $30 per person per class. The price includes a 12-inch bowl, potting mix, plants, a figurine and bits of nature. In the photo, the arbor that the fairy is standing under is extra. When you take the class, you get a 10 percent discount on all items in the fairy nook during the workshop.

Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop.

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

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

Your entry doesn’t have to be a fairy garden; it can be a 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 16. 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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