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.
  • 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!

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 your winter weather has been weird or extreme and you’re seeing dead plants – WAIT – don’t put them in the compost bin just yet. Leave them be for now. The roots of the plants may be okay and ready to grow when the soil warms-up.

If you don’t see anything sprouting by the end of May or beginning of June, then you can dig them up and assess the roots. You’ll be able to see if they are still alive to confirm their condition before replacing.