Wednesday 26 October 2011

Update - Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway tree found!

You may remember a previous post concerning a 'little door' and how it reminded me of Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway tree. (See the original post here). The door was created by local artist Simon Sinkinson in remembrance of ten people who left their mark on the Larmer Tree gardens.  Several people left comments on the original post (thank you) and then last week I received an email from Simon with a link to his lovely Tinydoors website.

The illustration on the left shows another of Simon's tiny doors.This quote is from the website; As you amble through woods keep your eyes peeled for signs of tiny life - a little wooden wheelbarrow filled with acorns or a tiny napkin left after a fairy tea! 

Helen from PogosPlaceBooks sent a link to Urban Fairies where there are lots more little doors (thank you Helen) and a friend in Holland sent this photograph of a little house she found while out walking her dog.

I had no idea there were so many tiny doors waiting to be discovered!

How about you - do you have fairies at the bottom of your garden? Or have you ever found a tiny door?

The Magic Faraway tree is now sold, thank you for your interest.


  1. omg, how cute, all these tiny doors. Maybe I'll find one someday.

  2. Hi Donna
    I've only found one of the ten doors at the Larmer Tree Gardens - so next time you are in the UK ....

  3. In real life, I've found neither. But in books and childhood fantasies and summer dreams, I've found quite a few fairies and tiny, secret doors. Now I know these doors are for real, maybe I can shift and merge fantasies and reality in the UK ...

  4. barbaraannefisher28 October 2011 at 11:06

    Hi Claudine I had no idea they existed in real life either so it was quite a thrill when I came across one for the first time. It turns out they are all over the place…like fairies…just keep looking.

  5. Wow, what a great story! I wonder if they are all over the US too? I will have to pay closer attention. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  6. barbaraannefisher17 May 2012 at 21:08

    I’m sure they are. It's odd because once you find one you start seeing them all over the place.


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