Poway’s Enchanted Garden with its mythical creatures opens for holiday tours

Fairies, brownies, gnomes, elves and hobbits live in the Enchanted Garden in Poway, and many of them have fanciful stories about their lives and livelihoods.

Those stories are usually told by their caretakers, Bejai and Dan Higgins, who host guided tours of the garden at their home at 13631 Rostrata Road. They also open the garden to the public three times a year on Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

The next scheduled open house will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Dan Higgins will dress as Santa Claus and pose for pictures with children while his wife tells tales of what the garden’s creatures are up to in their miniature homes, businesses and other buildings.

“I don’t have stories for every building because there are too many, but when we build something for the garden we think about who lives there, what jobs they take in the garden, who

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