The Fairy Tale Garden

The Fairy Tale Garden greeted the Mansion’s guests with an interactive and playful exhibit. The garden’s narrative plays on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale linking an underlying nuance calling for compassion towards one another and compassion for the earth. Sustainable gardening techniques such as native perennial plantings, layered vegetation, and a brick spiral planter provide minimal tools to make a small garden a little oasis. The fairy tale is retold through garden materials such as plant textures, fence, path, planter materials, and artistic Corten steel animal silhouettes. The three materials within The Fairy Tale Garden are the characters, plants, and structures designed to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs through the voice of the sustainable garden narrative implementing techniques easily replicated at home.