Welcome to the World’s Newest Way to Play:
Miniature Gardening

Love to garden?
Love to play with plants?
Love to craft?
Love cute things that make you giggle?

“Miniature gardening is that sweet spot where craft and gardening intersect at such an intimately creative place; it can spur your imagination like no other hobby.”

It’s built with tiny trees, wee shrubs and little bedding plants, a patio to-scale and perhaps a miniature stone bench, so you can sit and stay awhile…


Welcome to our worlds… we’ve been waiting for YOU!


A Happy Miniature Gardener after one of our workshops. Join our email list below for our upcoming online workshops and how-tos! 

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 Why Miniature Gardening?

It’s the only garden hobby that you can do all year ’round. You can play IN your garden or ON your garden at anytime. Make a fence, build a hill, plant a tree… it’s not like any other hobby. Here’s more:

It’s like gardening but a lot easier! What takes an afternoon in the full sized garden can take minutes in miniature. Explore design principles, create your dream garden fantasies AND you can take it with you!

It’s like a dollhouse but without the huge expense, the dedicated space in your home, and the multiple learning curves that take years to perfect so the house looks — just okay.

It’s like railroad gardening but without the physics lessons, the mess in the backyard for months, the track maintenance, and the expensive car and train accessories that can add-up quite quickly.

It’s like bonsai without the high maintenance, nevermind the expense of killing trees as you learn this artform of growing small.

BUT with the trees that we recommend, you CAN grow a bonsai-looking tree right in your miniature garden for years, worthy enough to impress your friends and neighbors!

Welcome Fairy Gardeners!

But ONLY if you want to build and grow an authentic miniature garden for your fairies.

We’re different than most – we love to invite the fairies to our real gardens because that is where the enchantment is. 

It’s a real garden with real plants that grow – for real! So if you are interesting in getting your hands in the soil and growing small, this hobby is for YOU!

Okay, it’s for your fairies too. :o)

See Our About Fairy Gardens page here.

What other hobby can offer so much, yet be so stinkin’ CUTE?

See our other websites dedicated to this fun, new hobby:




We built Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center in 2001 because we could not find the right plants, parts, patios and peices for our miniature gardens.

That apparently still rings true!

Two Green Thumbs is your #1 Source for all things gardening in miniature BY a miniature gardener!

We know what works. We don’t like fussy. We don’t like landfill.



It’s a hobby that grows on you too.

That’s the only reason that we were able to blog about this hobby for almost 2 decades now.

It’s as rich as it is deep. See the Project section here.

It’s as interesting as it is fun. See the Themes and Occasions section here.

It’s as involved as you want to be. See Planting Ideas here.

“If this hobby can hold MY attention for 25 years, it surely will delight and challenge you too. It can be as involved as you want it to be. You really get to grow your own world with miniature gardening.”
– Janit Calvo



Enjoy all the tips, techniques, dos and don’ts of miniature gardening from our 24-years of expertise in researching and developing this new hobby.

  • LEARN as you go. We’ve done the research for you.
  • EMBARK on a weekend project with the right plants & advice.
  • ENJOY the essence of armchair miniature gardening.
  • PREPARE for your next mini garden adventure!
  • GET GARDENING in your big, small or in-ground project!

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