Monday, 4 May 2015

18/52 Green man festival

On Sunday we headed to the local country estate, Mount Edgcumbe. I realise that I am blogging a lot about this park lately but we love it here and just can't keep away. We had a very good reason to visit again on Sunday though. It was the day of Mount Edgcumbe's annual Green man festival which celebrates the birth of the new year. There was displays which take a look back at how land management has progressed over the last 500 years as well as the history of the estate. The festival was set around a huge central figure of a green man who is the spirit of fertility and renewal. His face can be found all around the garden, especially in the walls. 

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Despite the heavy rain, the boys and their cousins had fun running around the gardens. We watched a battle of knights, cheered on the archers, stroked a shire horse and chased each other through the colourful flags (seen above). There was so much more to do there but unfortunately, as we had a baby with us, we couldn't stay for long due the weather. 

Linking up to Shutterflies, Living Arrows 18/52



  1. The Mother says - What a lovely festival and I adore that first photo. It's great when the rain doesn't stop you from having a good time. This would've been right up Lucas's street, especially with the Knights and Archery as he's a huge fan. Glad that you all had such a fab time :)
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  2. Sounds like a nice day! I love those artsy garden sculptures =) #LivingArrows

  3. Oh what an incredible Green Man - although if you walked up to him without noticing I'd imagine he'd give you quite a fright!

  4. Erin @YorkshireTots5 May 2015 at 08:24

    This looks brilliant! I would love a Green Man Festival. You got some great photos of the day too! #PointShoot

  5. Mommy's Little Princesses5 May 2015 at 12:21

    This looks like such a gorgeous place to visit and it's no wonder you guys enjoy visiting there loads, love the pictures too they are amazing!xx

  6. Shame about the weather but it looks like a great place! #pointshoot

  7. Baby Isabella5 May 2015 at 16:28

    Looks like a great place to visit! Lovely photos..shame about the weather #pointshoot

  8. you baby me mummy8 May 2015 at 20:27

    That Green man picture is fabulous, this does look like an incredible place. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x


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