The characterful green man on the banks of the Mill Pond Walk at Beaulieu is in need of a name and Lord Montagu is asking for suggestions and will even give a prize for the winning name.
Carved from a live oak and using the tree’s green leaves as his hat, the sculpture is one of three stunning carvings which have recently brought to life ancient mythical creatures.
Skilfully carved by expert wood carver Paul Sivell using old oak trees rooted in the grounds of the Montagu ancestral family home Palace House, these incredible sculptures could have stepped out of the pages of a story book.
Newly completed for the summer, the green man sculpture perfectly represents this ancient character from folklore who traditionally tends to new life in the forest, watching over the plants and animals. His painstakingly sculpted face and beard are complimented by the walking stick in his hand, while he supports a wooden squirrel, black and white woodpecker and red-breasted robin.
To suggest the green man’s new name and for a chance to win a family ticket to Beaulieu (terms and conditions apply), send your entry via Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum, Instagram @national_motor_museum or on email email@example.com. Lord Montagu will have the final decision on the winning name and entries should be sent by Thursday 31 August.
* Please see www.beaulieu.co.uk/summer-top-ten/ for the full terms and conditions.
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