If you want to decorate your garden with a distinctive and natural image, then you will find that Green Man plaques can be the perfect choice. These hand-carved plaques are made from natural Fairtrade wood and come in a range of different designs and styles. The Green Man is known as the ‘garden protector’ and is a wonderful way to decorate your garden while protecting it from spirits.
Individual styles of Green Man plaque include a traditional Green Man plaque, a wooden leaf design, a ‘root beard’ style, a log statue and more, all perfectly created to provide your garden or home with a stunning Green Man character with heaps of personality.
Styles of Green Man Plaque
There is a great selection of hand-carved green man plaques. The Fairtrade Wooden Traditional Green Man Plaque is made from suar wood, featuring the Green Man face with full beard, surrounded by bunches of grapes. A good alternative is one of two wooden Leaf Green Man Plaques, the first of which features the face of the smiling green man set in the centre of a textured wooden leaf, while the second design features a more sombre face with the three-leafed design acting as the body of the Green man. Another leafed design is the ‘Tree’ Green Man plaque, while there is also the half log statue which stands one metre high and is carved from split log.
History of the Green Man Tree Spirit
The Green Man is a pagan nature spirit and he is sometimes called the ‘garden protector’ or ‘tree spirit’. He appears in many British and Celtic myths and is said to help protect gardens from spirits. The Green Man is perfect for displaying propped up against a tree or in a flower bed, while log ornaments can be used for a more prominent decoration. Green Man plaques can also be hung up inside the home for an individual decoration.