‘Fairy garden’ a creative outlet for local woman

Kemmerer resident Kathleen Turner created a fairy garden in her front yard. Some things she bought, others were gifts, and Turner even made several of the items in her fairy garden by looking at Youtube tutorials. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

When you walk by Kemmerer resident Kathleen Turner’s home, there appears to be a normal garden in the front.

But, then you look closer. Turner has created a “fairy garden” in her front yard, complete with several fairy houses.

Turner said her hobby started when she found solar-powered fairy garden houses at Ace.

“I started this project as something to do with my daughters, but then it became kind of my thing,” Turner said.

Turner said people often walk by and admire her fairy garden, especially at busy times like Oyster Ridge Music Festival.

“During Oyster Ridge, I had a woman walk by and she gave me a string of flower lights,” Turner said. “A ceramic mushroom even appeared in the garden one day. I guess people like to contribute to it.”

Turner has solar-powered fairy houses in her fairy garden that light up at night. She made the miniature fence, mushrooms and rock path around this fairy house. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Turner said that, as with any hobby, creating and tending to a fairy garden can get expensive fast.

“I make a lot of my own things for the garden,” Turner said. “All it takes is Youtube tutorials and a little creativity.”

Turner made her own miniature fences for the fairy houses.

She used glue and resin to create a pool, and made mushrooms and rock paths to connect the houses.

Kathleen Turner’s fairy garden is a combination of plants, fairy houses, homemade items and gifts from friends and family. Turner said she likes to watch others enjoy the fairy garden. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

“I’d see things around the house and think, ‘that would be really cute in the fairy garden,’” Turner said. “Once you start something like this, it really gets your creativity flowing.”

Turner said she has plans to put more flowers in the fairy garden. She loves setting it up each spring after the snow melts, and hopes others enjoy it as much as she does.

“The kids are the most fun to watch as they look at the fairy garden,” Turner said. “It’s really fun to see their imaginations working.”

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Turner's daughter started her own fairy garden. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)