Welcome to the Miniature Garden Society

Established in 2015 by Janit Calvo, best-selling author of Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World and the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World, our exclusive community of artistic, hands-on enthusiasts will help you gather information, grow your hobby and get creative.

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

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

What You’ll Need:     

  • Passion for Plants

  • Creative Curiosity

  • Imaginative Skill

  • A Love of Miniatures

  • Basic Gardening Tools

  • Fashionable Sunhat

  • Gardening Gloves

  • Desire to Connect with an Exclusive Community

Learn. Do. Grow.

Miniature gardening is growing plants in a different way, with realist accessories to complete the scene and showcase the scale. It is based on the “keep it simple,” and “less is more” principles. We love sharing and teaching you how to miniature garden with ease and passion. Here, you’ll learn the basics of gardening, how to design your own garden, and the step-by-step process, guidelines and rules to make your hobby enjoyable and rewarding.

The bonus? Strategies you learn here, apply to full-sized gardening too!

Mini Garden Tip o’ the Week

If you have been growing your miniature garden for awhile, your ground covers may be starting to climb onto your trees and into your shrubs. Don’t let them. Reach underneath the canopy of the tree/shrub and pull them out carefully, or trim them back from the base of the tree.

The ground cover foliage will block the air-flow and eventually smother the plant or at least damage the bottom branches.

Depending upon the ground cover, you may be able to pinch it back, or use scissors and feather-it, like a hair cut so it looks natural.

If you don’t know what plant to cut back and everything is growing together. Protect your trees and shrubs first, THEN pull the most invasive/aggressive ones because you’ll know they’ll grow back in no-time.

Ground covers aren’t as spendy as the trees and it’s easier to replace them. Whereas a miniature tree that you’ve been growing for a couple/few years becomes one-of-a-kind.

“There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
– Bob Ross