MissMerFaery is a published author, online writer and home educating, work-at-home mum of two.
Ways to See Fairies in the Garden
Read on, fairy lovers, to learn how to see fairies in the garden and communicate with the Fair Folk of your local area!
One of the most common questions I get asked as a fairy writer is "How do I see Fairies?"
While this is not an easy or straightforward question to answer, one of the things I strongly advise is to grow a fairy garden if possible. Even if you are only able to grow a few tiny plants in a window box, this is a superb connection to the world of the fey.
Fairies are creatures of nature, and by bringing together the elements of earth (soil), water, fire (sun) and air, you have a much better chance of seeing fairies.
Learning to See Fairies
The first thing to understand about fairies is that, although they are real, they are not of the physical plane; they are of the spirit realms, or Otherworld. So it is not generally possible to see them with the physical eye, unless they undergo the rare process of manifesting themselves into the Physical. Occasionally they may take human or animal form, but this is rare in modern times.
So how does one see a fairy? In the same way that mediums connect with spirits, guides, ghosts and angels. Psychic ability is made up of four "clairs" -
- clairvoyance (clear seeing)
- clairaudience (clear hearing)
- clairsentience (clear feeling)
- claircognizance (clear knowing)
So to "see" entities from the astral or spiritual planes, one must work on their clairvoyance. To "hear" fairies, clairaudience, and so on.
But hang on, I'm not a psychic! I hear you cry. Well the good news is that everyone has psychic ability, it's just that most people never tap into it. You can find an excellent introduction to this concept at the end of this article.
Places to See Fairies in the Garden
So, once we know how to "see" fairies, where to go about finding them? If you have a garden, however small, you can maximise its attraction to fairies. I shared much of what I learned about designing a fairy garden in "How to Make a Fairy Garden." The things I discuss there are what I implemented in my own garden, and I now have a fairy paradise! The fairies have their favourite spots, however, and they have also divulged their secret hiding places to me over an acorn cup of mead or two.
Fairies are more often than not found here:
- Perched in leafy trees
- Hiding in the knots and furls of ancient trunks
- Talking in the long grass (leave those lawn edges wild!)
- Supping the nectar from their favoured flowers
- Dipping their toes in the secluded edge of a pond
- Dancing amidst mushrooms or toadstools
- Riding on the backs of insects under rotting log piles
- Chatting to birds in berry-filled bushes
The key to a successful fairy garden is to create lots of hidden, secluded places. Fairies are shy of humans and prefer to have lots of hidden nooks where they can conduct their revels in private, away from the prying eyes of humans! Of course, if you work hard at looking after the nature in your garden, and at building your relationship with the Wee Folk, they may let you take a peek into their realm now and again!
Do You See Fairies in the Garden?
I want to hear your views on fairies!
Times to See Fairies in the Garden
Fairies are, of course, in the garden all year round, but there are certain times of day and year when fairies are more active, and more likely to be spotted by an eagle-eyed fairy-spotter!
- Fairy revels often take place at midnight—look out for fairy rings!
- Dawn and dusk are favourite fairy times as they love to watch the sun rise and set.
- Fairies will be dancing and making merry on the 1st May—the festival of Beltane
- Samhain Eve (more commonly known as Halloween) is the night of betwixt and between - the time when the veil between worlds is thin and spirits are abroad! If you want to actually "see" a fairy, tonight is a good time to look!
- Midsummer's Eve is also a prime time for spirit activity, especially from fairies. And the fairies of winter will be celebrating at Midwinter—so brave the cold to see some chilly fairy activity!
When designing a fairy garden, try to factor in a secluded area for yourself, so that you can join the fairies in their secret spots and get to know them better!
How to See Fairies in the Garden - Look for Them here!
I'd love to hear from you! Please leave your fairy sightings and general comments on this article here! Fairy blessings.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2010 Missmerfaery444
Have you Seen Fairies in the Garden? - Let's Hear from Fairyspotters!
girlwithdreams on August 31, 2020:
I was outside today and I started making a crown out of a weed and talking to something, I don't know what creature lives in my garden anyway, I went inside to get some water(cause it's hot) and I set the crown on a flower. and when I came back it was gone!
anneke on August 07, 2020:
are the faries in witsand portbaufort west wetsern cape? wont my faries come back please
anneke on August 07, 2020:
why my fairies her name is reen dont see her anymore i miss her lot and wish she can come back nshe was my beste friend why she dont take my letter anymore i am sad write back wont be in faries world i believe in fairies write back from anneke xxxxxx and her sister name is waterdruppels
Andrea and Jessica on August 06, 2020:
Theresa on April 27, 2020:
I caught a video on my ring doorbell
Shreen Ali on April 27, 2020:
I have seen fairy flashes thrice.they are tiny twinkling star like balls.i have seen them both in my garden and in my house.Ireally want to see them again .Want to be there friends.Can anyone tell me what can I do to build friendship with them
Harlow on April 10, 2020:
I have seen a fairy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Genesee on February 14, 2020:
I've been trying my best, but I haven't seen one yet!
Naki on September 15, 2019:
I want to see a fairy
Yaya on September 09, 2019:
I have never been so interested in fairies before. Well i do watch a lot of fantasy movies ever since i was a kid. But i have never been so interested in fairies. Not untill now. I don't know why but this year, i become so close to nature. I started learning about nature . Ok this is the exciting part,,,i need you to help me with all these question that have been playing in my mind while reading your article. And i thought i might need some help from you to solve this mysery. You know, i was kind of addicted to the existence of fairies lately. But i am still very confuse with the difference between fairies and ghost. I mean, you said that people usually get goosebumps when fairies is near us. But its the same things with ghost right?. So how am i supposed to greet the fairies when i get a goosebumps? What if i ended up greetings a ghost? That would be crazy.
Valerie Ward on May 20, 2019:
When I had a house about 12 years ago I had a most beautiful 6' X 13' little plot for all of my flowers..from seed..plus a bird bath in the middle..I would sit up high in the second story huge terrace at dusk and watch below..and I would get meditative and then I would see these little white flecks of light all around the flowers..especially the Verbena..they loved the Verbena..I was not sure what they were..thinking they could be fireflies bit no..these were not fireflies..they were smaller..and very lovely. I would smile and I gazed down at them and welcomed them to my enchanted garden. The whole backyard was filled with flowers..everywhere, actually but that little plot I specially did myself was my favorite..hummingbirds would come..OH! the colors..they loved the Zinnias..especially as did the butterflies, too! I miss my garden..I miss all of that beautiful land..it was my safe haven!
Emma Houghton from Somewhere on May 10, 2019:
its a shame i haven't seen any fairies so far...
Haydee on March 26, 2019:
I have fairies in my garden, they like honey and water, their so beautiful
someone on January 29, 2019:
I've been leaving offerings for the fairies but it seems they never come. I just built a fairy house a few years ago and I built another last week, but still no fairy sightings. I hope you can help me thanks
someone on January 28, 2019:
are there fairies in Australia, and how come I haven't seen any? I hope to get an answer thanks.
Jamie on January 12, 2019:
Do you know a fairy named petal because that’s my fairy that I write notes to
Fayleen on January 09, 2019:
Little flecks of light for a second that's how I see fairys.
Lily on January 08, 2019:
In photos we've seen blue balls of light
Isabella aged 6 on December 28, 2018:
We have seen fairies in our garden. We live near a forest and they come over at night. At night we see little, hovering lights that flicker and move around above the grass. We leave our grass wild and put out fairy gardens and doll houses for them to play on and sometimes they leave us gifts.
Tori age 8 on November 18, 2018:
Do you know a fairy named Tendl if you do that is my tooth fairy
Ian on August 26, 2018:
My father saw something in our vacant lawn beside our ancestral house glowing and shining in the dark.. he is baffled and couldn't understand what he saw he said it looks like a fireflies but it's not and when he try to approach it , those thing slowly going away from him.. and our neighbor also noticed it everytime he woke up every 3 am in the morning he is always seeing this things flying and glowing in above our lawn. ..i told my father to take a picture on it so we can see what is it.
Camille on August 25, 2018:
Look for a flower for fairies
rtyhr on June 14, 2018:
leave bread with sause
anyonomous on June 09, 2018:
is there in an introduction at the end of the article?
Maureen on March 29, 2018:
Can anyone help me please, I need to know what sort of food can I give my faeries? Also how do I make a faerie door please? I have two living at my place. I have not actually seen them except as a light grey blur out the corner of my eye in the wee small hours of the night. They are very mischief & hide little things of mine, then all of sudden things appear again
Katy on March 24, 2018:
When I was really young I had the most vivid recurring dreams about fairies, some were magical and some were terrifying, and I don’t know whether they count as seeing fairies (perhaps in the astral plane) or not
Farheen Sarah on February 28, 2018:
Hey Thanks for this article as I now know where and when to see fairies.I really love fairies and Ive always wanted to be with them and now I believe I can meet them becoz I too love Mother Nature .
Sally on February 07, 2018:
We cleared wooded area in back yard last summer.
I'm worried about fairies...think one in photo taken, laying on ground.
Sort of colored orb like with a green, leaf like wrap.
Still have greenery around patio...winter here, will cold harm them?
Wish I could add picture to comment.
Hope they're ok.
Yrs ago when struggling through life, overwhelmed with fall leaf cleanup...took a break, in house upstairs, heard giggling, looked out window and saw leaves from leaf pile floating up and dropping in woods out back.
Not a windy day...i had their help...i just knew it. I thanked them.
Hope i haven't harmed them, plan to add more greenery this spring.
Cora on December 13, 2017:
Hello, I live on the 3rd floor in a apartment. Outside of it there's many fairy rings in the grass. So I know that there are fairies where I live. But how do I attract them into my home? I don't want to catch them. But I have heard that there are fairies living in people's houses and thought It's a fun idea, to study them and to get a bit company. I will try to get rid of things that they don't like, and get in things that they do like. To lay out shiny things and sweet food and honey. I am building a fairy house for them if they want to stay, and trying to get many plants and flowers. We don't have any pets and It's always calm I'm our apartment so I don't get why they don't come?
Is there anything I could do to get them to fly all the way up here and maybe stay? Or at least to become really close to them down on the grass.
Stephanie on August 28, 2017:
I have a question and hope it is okay for me to ask...My dog sometimes walks very slowly around certain areas of plants and bushes. At times, he sticks his head into the plants and stands there very still like he is communicating with something. He has done this with houseplants too. I believe he is seeing elemental's or fairies of some kind. He is very still for long periods. What do you think? Thank you for your help! Much love and light!!
hannah on July 15, 2017:
i would love to see a fairy
leah on June 22, 2017:
i LOVE fairy things i will try it
Ivy on March 03, 2017:
I have seen a fairy a few times
Donna Kay Griffitt on May 01, 2016:
my house and garden is full of fairys. but i can only see them looking thru my camera or playing back my video i can see them.i have one video i thought was mostly orbs...it was a bunch of fairys instead. coul see them good on computer
Ava on April 24, 2016:
How do you attract fairys into your home
Kelly on April 14, 2016:
Hi. Some strange stuff is happening in my garden. I once chucked bread out for birds and by midnight I found it all in a pure circle....I have two connifer trees and in between them is natural and wild things growing with a bird house. For some reason I can't cut it down. My dig is buried in my garden and I've got fairy solar lites..They started working on there own despite being never able to work again. He's next to the two connifer trees. I feel drawn to look between the two trees every now and then.
alot-of-lemmons on August 22, 2013:
@anonymous: well just plant flowers any kind. if you want try to make a little house for them or but one.
anonymous on August 22, 2013:
Missmerfaery444 (author) on May 19, 2013:
@anonymous: Be open of heart and mind. They are attracted to people who genuinely want to help nature and work with them. Remember that you will very rarely actually "see" a fairy with the physical eye - it will be more a case of sensing them, or feeling them around you, or perhaps seeing them in your mind's eye if your psychic ability is awakened. They may also leave signs of their presence.
anonymous on May 15, 2013:
@Missmerfaery444: I am always looking for fairies, but i never seem to be able to find them. I have tried looking around trees and flowers, but they don't seem to work either. Do you have any tips for attracting them to you, besides a fairy garden? (I already have one:))
anonymous on May 06, 2013:
focus pure love in the heart chakra, and take it out as an orb, fairies will immediately show up. if you learn to see aura you can see them too, they seem to like taking form for us to see :)
anonymous on March 27, 2013:
i like faires very much i wish i am .fairy
Missmerfaery444 (author) on November 27, 2012:
@anonymous: Absolutely yes! Anywhere you can grow a little greenery or flowers, the faeries will appreciate it very much! :)
anonymous on November 27, 2012:
I don't have a garden,so can i attract faries by making a mini fairy garden on my balcony?
anonymous on October 31, 2012:
...I have fairies in my flowers....they appear after I have taken pictures of the flowers
anonymous on October 20, 2012:
Just wanted to see how it's going and if any ofyouhave sighted any faries....
I'm so interested in them and tring to get my back yard in shape and if you know how the dirt can be in Arizona, you know what I mean...
Looking forward to hear your stories... Thanks
Missmerfaery444 (author) on October 01, 2012:
@anonymous: Anywhere there are flowers, plants and wild places there will be faeries, however those flowers especially attractive to them include foxgloves, bluebells, lavender, honeysuckle, snapdragons, wildflowers native to your area, and native trees. Good luck!
anonymous on September 30, 2012:
@anonymous: What doyou have planted in your garden to draw them to you?
anonymous on September 30, 2012:
What do you plant to attract fairies???
anonymous on September 18, 2012:
i want tttttooooooooo ssssseeeeee aaaaaaa ffffffffffffaaryyyyyyy
anonymous on July 17, 2012:
We have fairies in our garden that leave notes and little treasures. My son would like to learn how to play with the fairies----what sort of games, other than hide and seek, do they like to play and will they play with a human? Can our dog sniff out fairies? Thank you!
awakeningwellness on February 11, 2012:
I have occasionally seen flashes of light shaped like a fairy which is very exciting, I always assume they are there when I am in nature so I talk to them even when I don't see them. :)
WhiteOak50 on August 13, 2011:
After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Fairy Folklore-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.
callinsky lm on March 08, 2010:
Yes. I've only seen them twice but I sooo look forward to seeing them again. The first time was in the sky on a cloudy night and the second time one was dancing on my porch rail. Every year I say I'm building a big Fairy garden and I never do. I am this year for sure.
grannysage on February 03, 2010:
When we lived in CA we had a huge back yard with lots of wild grass and bushes and a circular area enclosed by oleander trees. That is where my camera decided to take its own pictures. We also had a friend who was hit on the head by a fairy (we think) when he was trying to decide whether to move into the vacant house next to us. Of course, they were saying...we need fairy friendly folk living there. And once we moved in, the whole yard became more abundant and vibrant.
Here in Kansas, they seem to hide more. It is cold right now so I think they are keeping warm in the fairy world. But now and then they like to pull the cat's tail. Great lens....the fairies love you.
WhiteOak50 on January 31, 2010:
Oh, my friend... love you lens!! "Blessed by a SquidAngel"