Fairy gardens brought to life at King’s Lynn Saturday club

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The delicate intracies of a fairy garden were brought to life at the Vancouver Quarter’s first Saturday Club of 2017.

The free event, organised by Vancouver Quarter and run by the Fairyland Trust, saw young visitors create miniature gardens with wildflowers which could be taken home and planted in their gardens.

The folklore of the fairy flowers was explained during the 45-minute workshops, as captured by photographer Matthew Usher.

Vancouver Quarter centre manager Abbie Panks said:“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.

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

The Fairyland Trust is a Norfolk-based national conservation charity which gives children and their families the opportunity to experience the magic of the natural world.

It creates multi-sensory experiences using stories, folklore and the imaginations of the participants to engage the youngsters with wildlife, ecology and landscapes.

The Saturday Club followed the shopping centre’s Step into Spring workshop the previous weekend.

The next Saturday Club will be a Maritime-themed workshop on May 20.