A COMPETITION-winning picture of a rainbow fairy hospital has been transformed into a new fairy door for Furzey Gardens’ famous collection.

The fairies of Furzey Gardens in Minstead, New Forest recently invited children to design new doors for the garden as part of an online competition.

The winning entry in the seven to 11 category depicted a hospital decorated with a rainbow, as a tribute to the work of the NHS amid the coronavirus crisis.

Winner Evelyn Nicol, said: "I chose to do the fairy rainbow hospital because at the moment people are putting lots of rainbows up in windows, and rainbows are a sign of hope".

The door has already been transformed into a real door and will be installed in the gardens soon.

The six and under category winners were Autumn Cross, age three, for her Autumn Forest Hide – a safe place for hedgehogs to hide and Finlay Guppy, age six, for The Bug Vet, his vet’s practice for the bugs in the gardens.

Hayley Harvey-Cross, Autumn Cross’ mum, said: "This is a lovely bit of news for us during a challenging time, gestures like these mean everything.

"We can't wait to be able to use our pass to check on all the fairies once Furzey is open again. And we will be excited to see what elements of Autumn's door are brought to life".

Furzey Gardens received over 50 fantasy fairy door designs for the two week competition.

Rainbows, lockdown, the NHS, rockets, pirates and bugs were just some of the popular themes that inspired children to get creative.

Furzey Gardens is currently closed in line with the coronavirus outbreak guideline.