Someone must be sprinkling a little pixie dust on the grounds of the Zilker Botanical Garden these days because tiny faerie homes are popping up in the woods! The 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail is on view through Friday, June 24.

faerie-swingThis exhibit features faerie homes and gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families and school groups. These intricate, whimsical little abodes are crafted with natural materials such as twigs, bark, shells, rocks, etc. They will delight your kids, especially those in the magical stage of belief and wonder about such mystical things. Children will look around the grounds with curiosity, hoping to spy some faeries and gnomes along the escarpment pathway.

No special admission tickets are necessary to view the Woodland Faerie Trail. It is included with your General Admission to the Garden — $3 for non-Austin residents, $2 for Austinites, $1 for children and seniors. The Faerie Trail will be open every day during regular garden hours, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

fairie5Take note of this special event coming up along the trail:

–>Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight
June 17-19, 8-10 p.m.
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by moonlight and experience magic! Entertainers, music, and cold treats will be available. $6 per adult non-resident, $4 per adult residents. $2 for children (ages 3-12) & seniors (age 62 & over). No registration required.

For more information about the Woodland Faerie Trail, you can visit the Zilker Botanical Garden website or Facebook page.

We hope you have a magical time!