Thursday, 18 February 2010

Parke Walled Garden invaded by scarecrows

The recent Scarecow building event at National Trust, Parke walled garden, attracted a full house of young (and slightly older!) designers and makers with amazing flare and originality.

The appalling wet weather didn’t dampen enthusiasm and with a few sticks, bits of string, cast-off clothing & designer accessories and sackfulls of straw, over a dozen figures took on lives of their own. Here are just some of them leaning on the wall awaiting instruction from Herb-ert the resident scarecrow.
Some or them were taken home to guard the owners’ allotments or gardens, but most were taken to the Walled Garden to join the lonely Herb-ert who has worked tirelessly for the last year protecting the crops of the Bovey Climate Action gardeners from marauding crows and pigeons.

We’ve looked carefully at all the entries, and although it was very difficult we have decide that the winner of the day is…………..
and the runner up is …….. Well done everyone. Sorry you didn't all get a prize. If the two prizewinners contact the National Trust staff at Parke, or 01626.834748, they can arrange to collect their prizes.

Meanwhile if you and your children want to join in some of the hundreds of activities put on by National Trust staff on Dartmoor or indeed all around the UK just click on the website.

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