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.
I’m glad to say that the team at Compton Verney have received another award, this time for the Best Kept Footpath!
Our path runs across the historic East Park, under which lies the ‘Old Town’ of Compton Murdak. The mown public right of way leads walkers through acres of wild flowers and recently planted trees that are forming a new wood pasture. At this time of year the path is a little damp under foot, but the views from the top of the field are certainly worth the trek. For visitors to the gallery, there is also a circular path which is mown to encourage visitors to explore the east park and its views. Continue reading
A few recent images following a trip around the East Park at Compton Verney, an area of seventy acres or so, now re-establishing as a wild flower meadow under higher level stewardship agreement with DEFRA. These two fields are settling down beautifully with their light-touch management, which consisted initially of re-seeding with native wild flowers, and an ongoing annual regime of cutting, baling, and autumn grazing.
At the peak of summer, pathways are Continue reading
The past two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind to be fair, the team having been reduced by 50% due to some well deserved annual leave. Negatively, much has needed to be put on hold during this time as the demands of the season call for grass cutting; and lots of! On the positive side however, I’ve been forced into spending much more time out in the grounds so as not to fall behind with mowing, time that I’ve cherished.