The Green Man in landscape architecture, garden design and world culture

The Green Man, Woman and Child

Members of the Green Family

Wiki has a useful entry on the Green Man in world culture. He can be ‘a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face… Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical)…. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or “renaissance,” representing the cycle of growth each spring’.
My interpretation is that the Green Man is a symbol of the relationship between Human Nature and Wild Nature. He would be a good subject for an international design competition. Could the two figures in the photographs be Green Children and, if so, where is the Green Woman?.

The Green Woman

The Green Woman

8 thoughts on “The Green Man in landscape architecture, garden design and world culture

  1. Jerry

    Amazing! The woman on the rock is vivid! but Is the picture below from a real rock ? It looks like a good Photoshop-Making.

  2. Jerry

    I am just curious about what the real rock with this green women looks like. I have done google search, unfortunately,it has not found it. Could you please show us if you like.


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