Farmer plants heart-shaped meadow for late wife
One farmer’s enormous labor of love
It might not be the Taj Mahal but the sentiment is the same for Winston Howes, the English farmer who created this beautiful memorial for his wife.
A devoted farmer painstakingly planted a tribute to his late wife, Janet, using 6,000 oak trees to etch out a giant heart in the middle of his field in South Gloucestershire, England. Howes, 70, and a gardener spent weeks planning and setting out each oak after his wife died suddenly 15 years ago. He planted the fledgling trees across a six-acre field after carefully marking out a heart shape in one half of the grass, with the heart pointing in the direction of her childhood home. The stunning crop was captured in its full beauty after a balloonist sailed over the farmhouse and photographed the field from the air.
When his wife Janet died fifteen years ago, Howes carefully planted 6,000 oak trees in the shape of a heart, the end of which points to her childhood home, and that labor of love has now grown into her own sacred grove of sorts in South Gloucestershire, England.