THE MAGIC OF NATURE: Fairy gardens are brought to life at the Vancouver Centre in King’s Lynn Pictures: Matthew Usher

WITH a sprinkling of fairy dust, or perhaps soil, youngsters were able to create some miniature gardens.

The Fairyland Trust held 45-minute workshops for children so they could become involved with the magic of the natural world.

Children listened to the folklore behind some of the woodland flowers and then were able to take their creations home.

The woodland fairy gardens made by the children were designed for semi-shaded spots in the garden.

The Norfolk-based charity runs fairy garden workshops to provide multi-sensory experiences for children using stories, folklore and the imaginations of the participants to engage the youngsters with wildlife, ecology and landscapes.

The free event, organised by Vancouver Quarter in King’s Lynn, was held over the Easter holidays.

“This is the perfect time of year to encourage and develop an interest in nature as there is an explosion of colours during the spring,” said Vancouver Quarter centre manager Abbie Panks.

“ It is important that children are taught about their environment so they become the adults protecting it.”