The fabulous annual Scarecrow Festival returns to the gardens of Tatton’s historic estate from Saturday February 16 to Sunday February 24 (closed Monday 18).
This event has gained quite a reputation for its creativity. The scarecrows have proven to be very ‘adventurous’ in recent years: in the gardens they have been seen climbing up trees, heading underground hunting for moles and even scaling the walls of the mansion.
Head gardener Simon Tetlow said: “The Scarecrow Festival is always a fantastic opportunity for our teams to flex their artistic muscles and also to provide a real early spring service – protecting our tender crops and fledging flowers from the birds.”
Children will be able to take part in a quiz to find some of these characters throughout the week. For the 2013 edition of the quiz the scarecrows will be strictly re-cycleable. The whole scarecrow team will be dressed with material and items that will be re-cycled once the scarecrows have performed their garden duties. Team members include (CD) Seedy, Miss Pot(ter), heavy metal Scrappy Ste , Shed Ned , Milk bottle Bob and Electrical Sparky.
At the farm visitors can search for the scarecrow characters of ‘Old Macdonald and his farm’, take part in a quiz and help the farm staff make scarecrows.