Six on Saturday | Scarecrows

It’s September and almost the autumn equinox – which means days are growing shorter, sunsets are getting brighter and it is time for another visit to the Trengwainton Gardens near Penzance to see this year’s wonderful Scarecrow exhibition in the walled garden. They hold it every year and with a different theme each time and this year’s theme is about “Who I want to be when I grow up“.  Always a delight to look around this garden and especially at this time of the year when the kitchen produce is so abundant. More from the garden itself later, but today it is six scarecrows on Saturday!




RNLI Crew Member

Army Soldier

Hospital Doctor

Also: Vet, Electrician, WWE Wrestler, Footballer, Police Woman, Spy. But sadly no gardener or landscape designer or anyone in the horticulture industry!

The characters themselves are the inspiration of artist John Keys and the local school children he worked with.

See here for the participant’s guide.

Six on Saturday


  1. What a lovely idea! They have worked wonders because there’s not a crow to be seen!!

  2. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Fabulous – what fun!

  3. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    They’re great. The actor’s my favourite. Alas, poor Yorick!

  4. What a fun idea and great to include local school children in the activities.

  5. Cathy says:

    These are great, Jude

  6. Ah, love the scarecrows at Trengwainton. We visited a couple of years ago when I think the theme was around the world. Some great ones this year!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, they are a lot of fun!

  7. Tina Schell says:

    I so loved this Jude! More please!!!!!

  8. Sandra says:

    Wonderful! I’ve passed this garden occasionally. Must try to get there this time next year!

    1. Heyjude says:

      There is a really good tea-room / café too.

  9. Mmm some of them photo’s is enough to give people nightmares! Especially the Dr!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… yes he is quite scary. Not who I would want operating on me.

  10. BeckyB says:

    what fun 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are rather interesting 🙂

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