Recently we reviewed the charming Fairy Picnic Basket from My Fairy Garden. Claudia had an awesome time playing with the tiny figures and setting them up for a woodland feast and I had a pretty good time too! The picnic basket forms part of a range of toys that combine the magic of fairies and the love of toys with the green-fingered joy of gardening. We enjoyed it so much that we were pretty excited to receive another item from the same range. This time we were to get our hands really dirty with the Unicorn Garden; a combination of magical playset and an introduction to things that grow.
The Unicorn Garden is a lovely collection of miniature items that are combined to form a natural scene in which a fairy and her unicorn are en route to a magical wishing well. The set comes with all the parts required and even before getting to the gardening, the set is a great exercise in crafting some of the little items required for the garden. The wishing well and bunting both require some basic assembly which was a great opportunity for us to work on something simple together.
The garden kit contains:
1 x bunting
1 x wishing well
1 x arbor and flowers to attach
1 x mouse
1 x unicorn
1 x fairy princess
9 x flowers
1 x bag of multicoloured stones
1 x bag of grass seed
1 x bowl
Once the soil was in place we were able to start assembling the elements of the garden. Claudia loved this bit and was keen to do as much of it herself as possible. She placed the wishing well and the arbor into the garden and laid down the path between them herself from the bag of stones. She placed the other garden elements and together we scattered grass seed over the soil. The overall effect, even without grass was really good!
The one thing I found rather remarkable was how quickly the grass seed grew! After one day there was no signs of progress so I raked the seed deeper into the soil with a fork. Within 24 hrs there were hundreds of green shoots and the next day the grass was huge! It’s really nice to have something start growing almost straight away and I think it’s really driven Claudia’s passion for gardening.
We loved building the unicorn garden and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for something a bit different to the usual playsets or to anyone who wants to get their kids into growing stuff.
The unicorn garden is one of a range of products from My Fairy Garden. As well as the unicorn garden and picnic basket they also do a number of other magical fairy and nature-related sets.
UPDATE: The grass grew huge!
Disclaimer: This review was done in return for the product. No financial agreements were entered into. All opinions remain our own.