Green Man Art

Wooden green man face in a tree

Nobody knows exactly what this ancient symbol means, but man, animals and, rarely, women with leaves sprouting from their faces appear as architectural motifs throughout Britain and Europe.

This was one of several trees at RHS Garden Hyde Hall decorated with modern, mask-like interpretations of a Green Man.

8 Replies to “Green Man Art”

  1. Actually, I thought it was a random pattern made from leaves, one of which had been drawn on – until I saw the comments!

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