Compton Verney Park
Our Park is rich in history and has a multitude of activities for you to enjoy and explore throughout the year whatever the weather.
The Park at Compton Verney that you see today is the result of an 11-year restoration project that is still ongoing to restore the landscape to the one that Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed in 1768.
Top 10 things to do in the Park
- Spot bird and wildlife on a nature trail around the ‘Capability’ Brown paths
- Visit the newly planted Labyrinth
- See baby birds on the lake from our new bird hide
- Explore The Clearing, on the shores of the lake
- Have fun in our Forest School and outdoor activities every Thursday
- Take a moment to unwind and enjoy the bird song
- Discover new horizons with our orienteering courses
- Go on a tour and learn all about the Park
- Get fit with a jog, walk or Tai Chi session in the Park
- Spend the afternoon cloud gazing
Silent Space – peaceful time in green spaces
Available all year in our opening hours.
From 2019, a grassy clearing in Compton Verney’s historic Ice House Coppice has been labelled as Silent Space. The space, an oasis of tranquillity, offers shelter, filtered sunlight, and apart from visitors passing on the nearby footpath, or a distant passing car; remains a space that is peaceful and serene. The space is bordered by mature oak trees, a towering Wellingtonia and establishing Indian Bean Tree, and tucked away in shrubbery hollows are habitat piles and a range of bird and bat boxes. Ornamental planting has been returning to this area for some time, and will continue to develop as this area finds a new use in the form of Silent Space.
For more information go to http://silentspace.org.uk/garden