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Dan Pearson and the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden Takes Gold!

Thought I’d add a quick blog post to let you know that Dan Pearson, the designer for our William Morris wild flower meadow at Compton Verney this year has today been awarded a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden

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The Laurent-Perrier Garden, at RHS Chelsea 2015. Image subject to copyright.

The garden was also awarded the prestigious Best Show Garden award, and is a real triumph for naturally planted gardens at Chelsea; a style that we know is close to Dan’s heart. The show garden is inspired by Chatsworth’s ornamental Trout Stream and Paxton’s rockery, and if you’re not planning to visit, the garden can be seen on the excellent RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage tonight at 8pm, and throughout the week.

I’m sure this news will be warmly welcomed, a great achievement indeed for Dan and his team, and for the Chatsworth team who are new to the Chelsea show garden arena. We’re now even more thrilled as we look forward to The Dan Pearson and William Morris Meadow that is currently under preparation at Compton Verney – opening from June 27 as part of The Arts and Crafts House exhibition. 

The Dan Pearson and William Morris Meadow, for Compton Verney 2015

The Dan Pearson and William Morris Meadow, for Compton Verney 2015

Great news indeed!

Gary Webb, Head of Landscape and Gardens at Compton Verney.

October – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘October’ article, the tenth in a series of posts which aim to review, through photographs, twelve months of activity in and around the diverse landscape of Compton Verney. It’s a historic landscape that has seen much change, from the shaping of the areas as new plants establish to the visual delight gained from one of a number of artistic interactions.

There are huge changes in the atmosphere from the busiest of open days to quiet days when just bird song can be heard. Either way, visually the landscape changes minute by minute and it’s wonderful to be there to experience it – and on occasion capture an image or two!

Links to other months will be added at the bottom of the page, but for now, I hope you enjoy ‘October – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Mid-autumn and we’re treated to a steady display of foliage in all the colours imaginable. The Limes of the west lawn are speckled all over with buttery yellow foliage; a few more drifting gradually to earth with every slight breeze. The stately London Plane, in contrast needs a stronger wind but nevertheless drops its huge leaves in shades of lime green through to russet brown. © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

 

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September – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘September’ article, the ninth in a series of posts which aim to review, through photographs, twelve months of activity in and around the diverse landscape of Compton Verney. It’s a historic landscape that has seen much change, from the shaping of the areas as new plants establish to the visual delight gained from one of a number of artistic interactions.

There are huge changes in the atmosphere from the busiest of open days to quiet days when just bird song can be heard. Either way, visually the landscape changes minute by minute and it’s wonderful to be there to experience it – and on occasion capture an image or two!

Links to other months will be added at the bottom of the page, but for now, I hope you enjoy ‘September – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Early Autumn arrives with its misty mornings, whilst the cattle in the North Park carry on ripping at the tufty parkland grass. © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

 

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August – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘August’ article, the eighth in a series of posts which aim to review, through photographs, twelve months of activity in and around the diverse landscape of Compton Verney. It’s a historic landscape that has seen much change, from the shaping of the areas as new plants establish to the visual delight gained from one of a number of artistic interactions.

There are huge changes in the atmosphere from the busiest of open days to quiet days when just bird song can be heard. Either way, visually the landscape changes minute by minute and it’s wonderful to be there to experience it – and on occasion capture an image or two!

Links to other months will be added at the bottom of the page, but for now, I hope you enjoy ‘August – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Don’t ask me his name, but some may remember this #CVGiraffe, one of a number who moved into the Ice House Coppice for the summer weeks. I can confirm that they’re doing well, and are enjoying the winter indoors at Compton Verney! © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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Finish with a Flourish!

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© Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

I’ve been looking forward to finishing the year with a flourish, and with festive spirit abounding at the moment, it wasn’t long before my idea was set – with a plan to add a splash of colour to a pre-Christmas article! I hope you like them – a few frozen decorations snapped in the aptly named ‘Ice’ House Coppice.

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William Morris Meadow Update

They days are passing swiftly by and I’m glad to say that the ground preparation, the first stage of work for the William Morris Meadow is finally complete. After a successful crowd-sourcing period (Art Happens) through the charity Art Fund, we were glad to get stuck into the work, especially as the colder autumn nights were closing in.

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© Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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