Review: The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop by Janit Calvo

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

  • Janit Calvo
  • Timber Press
  • 24th May, 2017
  • Home and Garden, Crafts and Hobbies

A not-so-mini trend

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by fun themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens— it’s a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine. Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. For a Japanese garden, you will learn how to create a miniature sand garden. For a Halloween garden, you’ll learn how to make a flying ghost and zombie. And for a space garden, you’ll learn how to make a tiny space ship and alien. Packed with full color photographs and easy to follow instructions, The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.

I always was a big fan of fairy gardens and miniatures.

While reading this book I was wowed by beautiful pictures and simple yet creative ideas. While this book might not be the best for experienced owner of miniature garden, I think everyone can find some ideas to try. The introduction to the book is very informative and easy to understand. All book is full of close-up photos makes it even easier to follow the instructions.

I personally adored Fairy Haven and Gnome Garden. I will definitely keep an eye on any miniatures on eBay for upcycling!


I received a review copy for honest opinion.