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10 fantastical living garden sculptures

Bearded deity sculpted at the base of a tree

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Green Man

"Green Man," a medeival pagan god, is another part of the weaving "Spirits of the Wood" installation by MIM. "Green Man" is usually surrounded by oak leaves, considered an ancient sacred tree in Great Britain, and fully embodies the spirit of trees.

"'Spirits of the Wood' draws on the singular and magical cachet of the willow plot to great effect," MIM describes. "The deities weave among the willows, the better to integrate themselves into this peaceful, majestic setting."