Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Enchanted Garden and Flower Fairies at Mottisfont Abbey

Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey is hosting a celebration of fairies and all things magical including many of the original Flower Fairy illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker along with works by contemporary artists. Enchanted Garden: Flower Fairies and Dark Tales will run from 2nd July to 2nd October 2011.

If you can’t make it to the celebration of fairies and all things magical you might like to browse other fairy posts here


  1. what beautiful drawings!! My younger daughter (7) LOVES fairies!!

  2. I love your blog. How I would love to collect these books and postcards you show.

  3. barbaraannefisher6 July 2011 at 06:40

    There is something about them that captures the imagination of lots of little (and big) girls.

  4. barbaraannefisher6 July 2011 at 06:50

    I began collecting books and postcards several years ago and then found I was running out of space (and cash) so decided to sell a few things from my collection that was the beginning of March House Books.

  5. Wonderful find! I remember her artwork from a FAIRY POEMS FOR THE YOUNG READER book I had as a child. Will have to check it out online....

  6. barbaraannefisher6 July 2011 at 09:47

    Thank you! I love her fairies and those by Margaret Tarrant too.

  7. These are so beautiful. I love how the fairies are portrayed as caretakers.

  8. barbaraannefisher24 July 2011 at 20:29

    Hello Olga
    I hadn't looked at them like that - but you are quite right. These are two of my favourite Flower Fairy illustrations.
    Best wishes, Barbara.


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