At last, after a two year absence, scarecrows have made a welcome return to Trengwainton's walled kitchen garden.
Created by children from Pensans and St Madderns’ primary schools, with help from local artist John Keys, the ten scarecrows are a quirky take on the theme of historical and fictional kings and queens.
The children initially came to the garden for inspiration and to choose the site for their scarecrows, then John went into the schools to help make them. They’ve clearly had a ball with this project and their fun and enthusiasm has really infected their final creations.
Yesterday at Trengwainton we had 40 excited children from Pensans and St Madderns schools, eagerly making plans to create scarecrows for our walled kitchen garden.
Taking the theme of ‘Kings and Queens,’ the children were encouraged by local artist John Keys to come up with ideas for their particular scarecrow and to choose a spot in the walled garden where it might be sited. Those chosen included Zeus (king of the Greek gods), Oberon and Titania (king and queen of the fairies in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’) and of course our own Queen Elizabeth II.