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’ :
Forest School is becoming a regular offering from Compton Verney, and rightfully so considering that it fits so perfectly with the landscape at our disposal. These images give only a hint at some of the tasks, challenges and opportunities that occur during each session, with learning – enjoyable, outdoor based learning at the heart of every session. It’s so successful we can now also take bookings for forest school birthday parties!
June also saw one of my favoured workshops hosted at Compton Verney, that of DSLR Landscape Photography. Local Pro-photographer Sally Crane managed the sessions which gave ample opportunity for participants to explore the grounds, trying out new techniques along the way. Reviewing the results was fascinating with many lessons and tips learned…
June 2014 was a mixed-bag weather wise, and a particularly active month in terms of grounds based events. Of particular note, but not shown in images was the Capability Brown Festival Training day, which saw many Brown landscape experts and owners attend in support of the 2016 festival which is currently being planned. The Compton Verney effort in support of this day was considerable, with much volunteer time given over to help things run smoothly. We have been flattered by much praise and support for our efforts, and we’re now planning our part as a hub landscape for 2016.
June was thoroughly enjoyable even considering the hard work! Diversity seems to have been a theme with the grounds soaking up all the diversity we could throw at it – coming back for more each time! I hope you managed to make the grounds weekend or one of the many alternative events, if not, do look out for more in 2015 with a new program of events on its way!
Regards, Gary Webb, Head of Landscape & Garden at Compton Verney.