Mermaid Gardens are the Latest Trend and We're Obsessed

Step aside, fairies. There's a new mythological garden in town just in time for spring.

Everyone loves a good fairy garden, but have you ever seen a succulent-loving mermaid? If not, you'll be seeing a lot more of these mythological creatures pop up in gardens, terrariums, and backyard potted communities. Whether scattered with seashells or miniature figurines, mermaid gardens are making a splash. Check out our favorites below before you plan a mermaid garden for youself. 

Beach vibes like this make us jealous.

Wouldn't it be nice to spend the day beach side, relaxing with your friends? Maybe that's where the fascination with mermaids began. Create a year-round paradise with a few air plants snuggled in a sandy base. Aqua-tinted sand makes a clear blue waterfront. 

Dive into the trend with a recycled structure.

Recycle your fairy garden for a trendier take on succulent homes. A few scattered pebbles and seashells are all you need to make this stacked terracotta structure the perfect place for a mermaid. A toy dolphin figurine gives your scaled queen a friend to keep her company. 

Call us shellfish, but we want this one!

Mermaid gardens don't have to be a world of their own. Finally put those vacation sea shells to good use with this miniature succulent garden. Placed delicately in a shell, this nautical garden looks great on a side table or nestled under blooming flowers. 

Get creative with your display.

The cool, faded statue looks like it came straight from a shipwreck scene. Plus, the unique aloe plant behind her acts as a regal throne. To make the display even more authentic, this mermaid-loving gardener found a rusting plant stand that completes the beautifully eerie look. 

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