Mount Edgcumbe Green Man

PUBLISHED: 09:19 30 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:24 30 April 2014


Following the devastating storms affecting the South West of England, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is celebrating the re-birth of spring by constructing a huge green man figure made from storm damaged trees. Watch the video below made by the staff at Mount Edgcumbe.

A special Green Man event will take place on 3rd and 4th May and will see lots of food and craft stalls plus a wide range of family activities including English long bow archery, falconry displays, ancient wood crafts, Forest School activities, beer tents and a hog roast.

All this plus traditional May Fair entertainment including the village stocks, Tin Can Alley, Hook a Duck, Ball in a Bucket, Splat the Rat, Darts, Hoopla and music provided by Black Friday (Saturday 3 May) and Serpentine (Sunday 4 May) – all woven around the central figure of the ancient spirit of nature.

The Green Man is the culmination of a community project. He is the result of the cooperative work of Mount Edgcumbe’s gardeners, volunteers and artists from the Drawn to the Valley collective.

Mount Edgcumbe is a grade 1 listed park jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is currently undertaking a programme of initiatives this season to attract visitors into the region.

The video shown here was created by the staff at Mount Edgcumbe as they felt inspired to make a short animated film about the Green Man.

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