Faerie House

By BJ Jenkins – Faerie Construction Company

The Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Garden will be open from March 16 through May 26. Throughout the wooded area past the Herb Garden, faeries have been busy constructing new homes and tidy little gardens. The Austin Pond Society has a new split level complete with pond and stream aptly named “Shady Glen.” As you enter the Trail, turn left and go to the second area on the right. The APS faeries built their home in a secluded spot next to a display by Gypsy fairies representing the Organic Gardeners. Unfortunately, before the APS faeries could move in, the structure was taken over by leprechauns who are keeping watch from the balconies. There goes the neighborhood!

The “Faeries by Starlight” will be open for night-time visits on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fees are $6 per person or $15 per family.