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The Mud Maid-Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Mud Maid-Lost Gardens of Heligan

Hidden deep within the Woodland walk one finds the sleeping Mud Maid created by local artists Sue and Pete Hill in 1998.

She is build around a custom made hollow framework of timber and windbreak netting to which sticky mud was applied. The face and hands are a mixture of mud, cement and sand, originally coated with yogurt to set the lichens growing. The head is planted with Woodsedge (Carex sylvatica) and (Montbretia (Crocosmia sp.)]( and Ivy (Hedera helix) has been trained to clothe her.

In late spring she is accompanied by drifts of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and fiery pink Red campion (Silene dioica).

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  • Uploaded on June 18, 2012
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    by Erik van den Ham