By Eden Hynninen

There was magic in the air at Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House when fairies gathered in their new garden on Friday.

Thanks to a Places for People grant from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, a garden was created for reflection, play, bees and gardening.

Assistant co-ordinator Raewyn McColley said the idea was inspired by a young girl called Lily who passed away in 2017.

“She loved fairies, so we decided to build a beautiful fairy garden for people to reflect and remember those passed,” she said.

“The Lancefield Men’s Shed also donated some lovely benches for people to sit down and reflect.”

Volunteer and ‘Jack of all trades’ Mercedes Ramirez said the House was also promoting native bees.

“We’ve put in a little house for the bees along with a sustainable garden for the whole community to use,” she said.

“The garden is never going to be completed, there’s always time for the community to add more things.

“We want the community to come together and get to know each other here.

”The House is holding a tea party on August 1 for the community to enjoy the garden and add their own special touch.

“People can add some of their own fairies, a tree or even some herbs for the garden,” Ms McColley said.

“We really want to thank the workers who helped build the garden and the Council who have been very helpful.”

For more information on the event call Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House on 5428 7836

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