About Flower Fairies

Since their first publication in 1923 Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies have enchanted both adults and children alike around the world. The botanically accurate drawings in the 170 original illustrations coupled with the enchanting fairy images based on real children from Cicely’s sister’s nursery school, appeal to our innate sense of magic and wonder.

Originally accompanied by a poem or verse dedicated to the individual Flower Fairy the charming characters and detailed artwork have also been translated into fiction for young readers as well as the New York Times bestselling Fairyopolis series.

Publishing & International Rights

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Merchandise & Licensing

The charm of the Flower Fairies appeals both to collectors of the original artworks as well as to all adventurous fairy princesses, tween and teen enchanters and lovers of the natural world everywhere and graces products from apparel and stationery through to wall-art and confectionery worldwide.

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Frederick Warne & Co retains the rights to images and text from the Flower Fairies publishing assets. Should you wish to use these for any purpose, please complete our Permissions form and email it to:

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Art and Exhibitions

If you’re interested in exhibiting artwork from the Cicely Mary Barker collection, please take a look at our exhibitions overview, and complete the exhibition form. Please email all requests to:

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You can also make an appointment to view the original artwork at the Reading Room at Blythe House, London, part of the Victoria and Albert Museum archive. Find out more here.

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