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This page is devoted to miniatures which have been used in gardens and greenhouses
These pieces grace the garden of Mr John Wills.
  

The two photos below show a couple of the Green Men who live amongst the flowers and foliage in a green house.
AM&M collection.

No. 84GR Woodchester Green Man

No. 85 Salisbury Green Man


    

A pair of No. 40 Wells Green Men who inhabit the border near our back door.

A No.74 Canterbury Green Lion who lives amongst some primroses (photo J. Henman).

A very rare verdigris finish Tewkesbury Troll (No. 22) lurks among the ferns in Woking..........

A 26GR Canterbury Green Man in tranquil summer setting.

..........as does one of only twelve verdigris Canterbury Green Men.

The following photographs show part of the collection of many Green Men belonging to Mr Wainwright, which migrate out into his garden during the summer months.

Part of an interesting collection which have lived outside for a few years. Stretton collection.

At the same location as the collection on the left, lives a real treasure! Ths is not one of our miniatures, but a genuine ball-flower. As a stonemason who has carved a good many of these things I was, to say the very least, extremely intrigued to be shown this piece of carving. There are several similar pieces at the same spot, mostly overwhelmed by moss and ivy, their age and origin remains something of a mystery. I wish they were in my garden!!!!


Please note, most of our miniatures are perfectly capable of withstanding the outdor life, but it is probably wise to treat them as you might an earthenware pot and protect them from hard frost when wet. Some of our collectors actually bring them in during winter, but this isn't strictly neccessary. I have several which have graced my garden fence for several years with no ill effects. However, I would tend to avoid leaving them sitting flat on a surface susceptable to constant wet and frost - the two Wells Green Men above, for example, move up off the ground for the winter.

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