Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scarecrows in the Vege Garden this week.

A group of scary scarecrows are hanging out in the walled vegetable garden down at the Hamilton Gardens this week. All made by school children and pre-school kidlets, with some families involved also, there was a competition organized by `The Friends of Hamilton Gardens` which saw some very inventive scarecrows ! Below is the line-up of blokes !


Mr and Mrs Bloom were my favorites, colorfully made with old clothes, a mask, pots, all sorts.

I liked this scarecrow also, made from old grape vines, raffia basket, seed pods, all natural bits and pieces. The fact that it is lying on its side added to the `look`.


This is the 3rd year the scarecrow competition has been run in the Gardens, it becomes more successful each year, with quite afew more `figures` adorning the walls this year. People are clever you know, everything used had to be recycled and the creativity was astounding ! The walled garden is the ideal place for these shows, the weather has been perfect - it has certainly brought a smile to the faces of everyone I have seen wandering through the vege patch . . .

4 comments:

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

What fun! I was thinking of making one with my young son sometime soon. The bloke lawnmowing is my favourite!

juliet said...

What fun! It's such an old tradition, and I enjoyed looking at the photos.

Marilyn said...

Oh what wonderful scarecrows these are. Our local primary schools have done the same and just a couple of days ago I voted for the best one. It's so good to see what the children have been able to come up with.

Matron said...

I just love this post! All those wonderful scarecrows remind me of something similar displayed at the RHS Wisley last year. One person had made an Elvis scarecrow, and another had made The Queen.. complete with hat and pearls!