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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.

Art and Exhibitions

Please take a look at our News & Events page to see details of any current exhibitions

If you’re interested in exhibiting artwork from the Cicely Mary Barker collection, please take a look at our exhibitions overview, and complete our Exhibitions Form. Please email all requests to [email protected]

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 –


How do I find out more about Flower Fairies books and publishing?

Penguin is the publisher of English language Flower Fairies books. If you have a question or query please do send us an email on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

For international editions please see the list of publishers on the Books page.

How do I find out about Flower Fairies licensed products?

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.

If you’d like more information on Flower Fairies merchandise, please contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in discussing new licensing opportunities, please complete our Licensing Applications Form  and email it to us at [email protected]

I would like to use Flower Fairies images and/or text. Who should I contact for permission?

Rights to Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies poems and illustrations are held by Frederick Warne & Co, and cannot be used without permission from the Rights Department.

Should you wish to use either for any purpose, please complete our Permissions Application Form and email it to [email protected]


Current UK editions can be found on the Books page. To find a foreign edition, please select your territory from the dropdown list on the Books page and visit the publisher’s website to find out more.