Fairies fly into Decatur
Wings. These were the first things people noticed when driving along Scott Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 1. The wings created a trail of breadcrumbs to the main event, Fairies in the Garden.
“We were thrilled [when we heard about Fairies in the Garden],” said Bridget Vaughn, a parent and first time attendee. “I have a little girl and she loves anything and everything fairy.”
From 2:30 p.m to 4 p.m, kids could live out their dreams of being a fairy. Activities included a grand-summoning of the fairies, a story time with a Little Shop of Stories employee, and the ever popular Fairy Parade.
“It’s out in nature, we aren’t in a man-made structure or a shopping center,” she said. “Just to have a dozen fairy homes made out of rocks and nature, it’s touching to have such a positive response. “
Fairies in the Garden also is a great way to promote the gardens.
“It’s a fun way to attract an audience Woodlands might not see otherwise,” Baltzell said.
There were also fairy houses that Skyland Trail, a therapy center, created.
“At first I was like, ‘Really?’ because fairies and gardens and therapy don’t seem to go together,” Jenny Milkkey, a Skyland Trail patient, said. “But [building the fairy houses] turned out to be a really healing process.”
Children spent hours looking for the fairy houses and Woodlands Garden appreciated the work that went into them.
“I think it’s a great process because they can do something in therapy that benefits the community,” Baltzell said.
This was Woodlands Garden’s 6th Fairies in the Garden.