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Fairy Gardens & Floral Crowns with Alana Cullen and Bee Shay

  • Nantucket Lighthouse School 1 Rugged Road Nantucket, MA (map)


After June 30: $60. 

Led by Nantucket Lighthouse School teacher Alana Cullen, and Nantucket artist Bee Shay, this workshop welcomes children ages 4 and up, and their parent or caregiver, to the amazing world of gardening with fairies in mind. Participants will make a fanciful fairy dwelling out of natural materials. Vine-woven fences, beach stone paths, driftwood homes – these are just a few of the things your child will create to make their fairy house a home.

Once children are finished with their fairy garden, they will design and craft a beautiful floral crown with fresh-cut flowers from the Nantucket Lighthouse School garden. 

Please note that a parent or caregiver must be present. 

About Alana Cullen:
Alana’s childhood was filled with handmade dresses and patchwork quilts. She grew up alongside her crafty mother and hardworking father, making and gardening, with the sound of the sea as her mainstay. She's been working with children for over 15 years as a camp counselor, nanny, daycare provider and now a Small School teacher at Nantucket Lighthouse School. When she's not in her garden, you'll find her foraging plant materials for her textiles and collecting sea-worn shells for her jewelry with her two children by her side.  

About Bee Shay:
Artist, published author, mother of three, grandmother of two, and island resident, Bee Shay is an avid naturalist. She washed ashore over a decade ago and since doing so, she has been volunteering for Nantucket Lighthouse School, Nantucket Atheneum, The 1800 House and the Nantucket Arts Council. Bee has been an art instructor for both adults and children since 1978, and this is her 8th year instructing at the Festival.