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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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July – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘July’ article, the seventh 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 ‘July – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Some times you just have to sit down for a while to take stock, put the world right, chew over the task in hand, and decide as a team when the next break is due…. And also take a break from the back aching weed pulling in the coppice! © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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June – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘June’ article, the sixth 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 ‘June – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Having popped around to check that all was tidy in the courtyard, I happily stumbled upon preparations by a florist for a wedding – I couldn’t resist this quick photo of these very English looking table arrangements – perfect for a summer wedding at Compton Verney! © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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May – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘May’ article, the fifth 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 ‘May – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

(Please excuse the extra flower images this month – it’s an extra floriferous time of year!)

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Persian lilac flowering in the coppice and adding its delicious scent as a bonus. The vast majority of plants chosen to re-populate the coppice are either 18th-Century or native, not only adding colour, scent and texture, but also cover and food for a range of wildlife. © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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April – The Landscape at Compton Verney

Welcome to this ‘April’ article, the fourth 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 ‘April – The landscape at Compton Verney’ :

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Tulipa sylvestris, or the woodland tulip, has become naturalised at Compton Verney, giving delight each spring when they reappear below the West Lawn lime trees and through the coppice. A perennial tulip, now there’s a thing! © Compton Verney / Gary Webb 2014

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