Nicholsons Club 57 visits Compton Verney
Nicholsons Garden Club 57 had an evening visit to Compton Verney last week. The weather was perfect and the walk was led by the incredibly knowledgeable head gardener Gary, who gave a brief background to the Capability Brown landscape that surrounds and frames the main mansion.
The layout of the gardens showed the skill of Brown and led the visitors along the drive giving carefully framed glimpses and views of the house. We were then taken over the bridge with views of the carefully crafted lakes and more open landscape surrounding the house. It is great to see a landscape that has developed over the years and hear the history behind it, as well as hearing how the current custodians are improving and caring for it to ensure its continuity for future generations.
We are grateful to Compton Verney for taking such good care of us !