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

As the garden starts to wake-up for spring, the weeds will too, but now is your chance to “get ’em while they are young.”

The older weeds can really dig-in with their roots and be SO hard to pull in a few weeks-time – it’s unbelievable how some of them can really grip the soil. And, for us miniature gardeners, a “big” weed can sometimes wreak havoc on our little scenes when we pull it up, along with its big roots. Ugh.

While the weeds are just starting to grow, and the roots haven’t had a chance to take-hold, get out and pull those lil’ pesky weeds! Give yourself 20 minutes to pull ’em NOW. It’ll much, much easier to do, and then you can get on with your fun, miniature garden ideas!