Charlie gives her support

A TV gardener has sprinkled a touch of celebrity magic on plans for the UK's first fairyland.Last week the EDP reported that the Wells-based Fairyland Trust is appealing for £50,000 to set up the Fairyland attraction at Natural Surroundings, on the Bayfield Estate in the Glaven Valley near Holt.

A TV gardener has sprinkled a touch of celebrity magic on plans for the UK's first fairyland.

Last week the EDP reported that the Wells-based Fairyland Trust is appealing for £50,000 to set up the Fairyland attraction at Natural Surroundings, on the Bayfield Estate in the Glaven Valley near Holt.

Now well-loved TV gardener Charlie Dimmock has lent her support to the campaign led by trust co-ordinator and founder Sarah Wise.

Fairyland will teach children about the fantastical world of nature and also delve into folklore and fairytales through activities like storytelling, making animal lanterns and cooking mythical recipes.

Ms Dimmock said: “I am happy to support the Appeal for Fairyland because I have wonderful memories of encountering nature through magical stories.”

Ms Wise said: “We're really excited by the fanatic response we've had from supporters and the public - we've received pledges totalling over £14,000 so far,” she said.

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The attraction would also include a 100m sensory boardwalk through the woods and seasonal celebrations revolving around nature's calendar.

The plans received another boost when gas company Calor donated £5,000, which also assisted the trust in 2001 by paying for a traditional four-bay Mongolian yurt.

* For more information visit www.fairylandtrust.org