Children from St Mary’s and St Maddern’s have immortalised twelve heroes and heroines by creating scarecrows at Trengwainton Garden, near Penzance.

The scarecrows were chosen and made by the young pupils with help from local artist John Keys.

Peer into one of the trees and you’ll find Robin Hood lying in wait, complete with bow and arrow. Olympic hero Usain Bolt is a striking figure at the top of one of the sloping beds and local hero Humphry Davy can be found amongst the flowers.

Philip Griffiths, Trengwainton’s head gardener said: "The scarecrows are something we look forward to every year. It’s brilliant seeing young people use the garden in a completely different way and we love building relationships with local schools.

"The excitement of the children as they see their scarecrows is infectious, as are the smiles on the faces of our visitors."

To see the scarecrows, along with 25 acres of beautiful gardens, Trengwainton is open from 10.30am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday.