Working in the landscape garden of Compton Verney is a real treat. On any given day I can see a new-to-me bird species, a flower bloom for the first time of the season or a unique cloud formation. Just now, the structure of the site is changing as deciduous shrubs and trees gain their leaves, closing off vistas and increasing the intimacy of the woodland walks.
Right now, as the ground begins to warm, Continue reading
Horticulture Apprentice Vacancy for the Landscape and Garden of Compton Verney.
Maybe not on the surface your average garden; at least not in most people’s imagination. A property like Compton Verney does however support a surprising amount of horticultural activity, requiring much knowledge, planning and care. Continue reading
The buzzard is a familiar site across many areas now, and particularly so at Compton Verney. Our bird spotter Alwyn captured Continue reading
Below is a colourful, informative and entertaining video, the latest offering from CB300 HQ, or the Capability Brown Festival team to be more precise, and in support of the 2016 year of celebration.
It’s a fast pace film so hold on to your horses, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for a view of the landscape at Compton Verney! Just click on the play icon below, or click on the following link to catch your five minute Brownian whirlwind tour!
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in south Warwickshire has now opened for the 2016 season with two stunning and well received exhibitions: SHAKESPEARE IN ART – Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy, and BOYDELL’S VISION – The Shakespeare Gallery in the 18th Century.
It is clear that these exhibitions were scheduled to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but in addition to those mentioned, there is another anniversary to explore, to discover and enjoy this year at Compton Verney. Continue reading
Latest image from spotter Alwyn Knapton, a Nuthatch clicked in a woodland garden area at Compton Verney, taken on January 14th 2016.
© Compton Verney 2016, by Alwyn Knapton 2016
Following the garden update sent out last week, I thought a good follow-up would be to use up some of the spare images and video clips from the trusty mobile phone. Enjoy!
Compton Verney Landscape and Garden – January Highlights: