Building for Fairies, Elves and Dragons

A 2019 Fairies in the Garden entry.

Annmarie Garden invites you to create something magical

Here’s your chance to channel the magical ideas floating around in your head into a work of art.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons is encouraging all lovers of the fey to create fairy houses, fairy gardens, elf houses or dragon lairs.
“We want to see what your imagination can dream up,” says Joann Foltz, director of marketing for Annmarie.
Now in its 11th year, Fairies in the Garden 2020 is accepting entries until March 15. Don’t worry; that’s just the deadline to apply. You have until the end of the month to deliver on your creation.
You’ll need to decide if your mythical home can stand the test of time.
For a work of art that likely cannot last five months out in the elements, enter your piece in the Children’s Fairy Garden category. Pieces will be displayed in the sheltered Children’s Fairy Lolly natural play area from April 3–June 7.
If you are confident in your element-withstanding carpentry skills, submit your work of art to the Fairies in the Garden category. Creations will be scattered throughout the garden and on display April 3–September 7.
Pieces submitted in the Fairies in the Garden category are eligible for the People’s Choice Award, to be voted on by guests throughout the summer. The winner receives $150.
All creations—regardless of category—must be dropped off to Annmarie between March 28 and April 1.
To register, go to or call 410-326-4640 before March 15.