Farmer Created Heart-Shaped Meadow in Memory of Wife

Farmer creates heart-shaped meadow in memory of wife
The giant heart formed with 6000 oak trees which Winston Howes planted in memory of his late wife Janet.

Dedicated Winston Howes, 70, spent a week planting each oak sapling after his wife of 33 years Janet died suddenly 17 years ago.

He laid out the fledgling trees in a six-acre field but left a perfect heart shape in the middle – with the point facing in the direction of her childhood home.

The labour of love has now blossomed into a mature meadow – a peaceful oasis where Winston can sit and remember his wife of 33 years.

His meadow cannot be seen from the road and has remained a family secret until a hot air balloonist took this photograph from the air.

Source: The Telegraph




  1. This made me cry and reminded me of my grandparents, who grew up on farms just a mile apart and shared a lasting love, similar to the love this husband and wife clearly cultivated.


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