As part of the preparation for our 20 years celebrations, our Chinese Bronzes and Women’s Library collections will be closed from Monday 26 February, reopening with the rest of our new season on Thursday 21 March.

A British Garden in Time

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.

British Gardens in Time

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