Another short post to say how delighted we all are after the amazing Compton Verney landscape was featured in the current BBC Four program called British Gardens in Time. The episode is the second of four, and featured in the main the landscape of Stowe, a National Trust property near Oxford. Of course our connection is Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who started his head gardening at Stowe before running around the country to improve many more country estates – Compton Verney being one of the finest.
I shall let the footage do the talking, which I’ve reduced to specifically highlight the Compton Verney section, but please do take the time to watch the whole episode which is hugely informative and sets the scene for the English Landscape Movement.
BBC iPlayer – British Gardens in Time
The link is only available for a short time – until 9:59PM Tue, 6 May 2014