Yellow is a favourite colour of fairies. Grace Webster
Hi, it’s Grace here. I wanted to let you know about some really awesome and cool fairy homes and hidey holes Mama and I discovered recently. We visited some gardens in Europe and they were full of fairies. Mummy thinks that fairies originally came from Europe but I know that they have existed EVERYWHERE forever. Sometimes grown-ups forget that and they also forget how to look for them. We took lots of photos for you.
Poisonous looking Peony seeds
One of my favourite places was the Physic Garden
in Chelsea. Mummy told me all about it. It was started by a group of people called apothecaries. They were really important because they studied plants and then learned how to use them in medicines, drugs and food. Every plant in the garden can be used by people. Some are really poisonous though unless they are used in a certain way. Some had ropes all around them and lots of signs saying “eat this and you might die!”
The lady there told us that the word for drug comes from an old dutch word “droog” which means dried plants. I thought that was really interesting. She also told us that there are over 7000 plants still being used in medicines today.
Here are some pictures for you. We found fairy homes on an old staircases, at Kew Botanic Gardens, at the Physic Garden, up a tree, in an old pot, on a window sill and underneath a huge hydrangea. Mummy and I would love to see any pictures you might have of fairy homes. I have to go now. Robin Hood is coming on the television!
Kew Gardens in a glass house. Fairies like it because it's warm.
A perfect hidey hole for frogs and fairies
A fairy home at Chelsea Physic Garden
Written by Grace with typing help from Mummy. x