Tag Archives: #CapabilityBrown

Scything the Landscape

Last week we welcomed a small but focused group to Compton Verney for ‘An Introduction to Scything’ workshop which was administered by flora locale as part of their training programme for 2015. The day was attended by keen beginners who were tutored by scything expert Clive Leeke, bringing the total number of attendees to Clive’s workshops to an impressive 1000!

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The happy mowers unite! © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2015

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Planting the East Park at Compton Verney

Planting is continuing this winter season in the East Park at Compton Verney, with support as always from Natural England under a countryside stewardship agreement. We’ve also thankfully gained additional financial support from Mercers’. The end result will see more avenue trees, a copse and Capability Brown tree ‘clump’ restored.

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Preparing 50+ planting holes… © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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Capability Brown Festival Information Day

At Compton Verney tomorrow, Wednesday 18th June, we’re playing hosts to a Capability Brown Festival Information Day. Although this is a private event, engagement activities will be placed around the grounds from midday onwards – therefore, if you’re wondering which afternoon you should visit this week – Wednesday would be ideal!  Continue reading