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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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