Monday, 21 January 2013

Compton Verney in Winter


Compton Verney in Winter, a set on Flickr.

Although presently closed to the public for the winter season - work continues in preparation for the coming season at Compton Verney. Over the weekend however, a good helping of snow has fallen causing more than a few problems for staff who needed to get on!

Walking the grounds this morning revealed varied trees, unified by a weighty sprinkling of sparkly snow, and the lawns appeared smoother than ever, broken only by tracks of invisible rabbits. A lone Buzzard swooshed between the iced Wellingtonia’s, a cuckoo darted from shrub to shrub, and a woodpecker hammered on the Oaks in the park Otherwise it was eerily quiet, but for the odd car, and snow plough, in the distance. Luckily, I caught sight of a muntjac in the Forest School area of the woodland, but he was too quick for my camera yet again…

There’s a host of snowy garden photographs on the web just now, but if Compton Verney is special to you, I hope these ‘behind-the-scenes’ shots give a new perspective on this special landscape garden. It is lovely at any time and especially so on the few days each year when we are blessed with snow.

Enjoy the snow - I’ll be there shoveling it up tomorrow!



Carolyn ♥ said...

Snow may have caused a few problems for the crew but it surely created some lovely scenes. Snow in the gardens is magical! Our gardens are dressed in their lovely Winter Whites.

Charlie Budd said...

Beautiful shots - what a winter wonderland you're working in at the moment!

Gardener Gary said...

Thanks for the comments. It is quite special at the moment, and I'm glad I found the time to take photographs on Monday - it's been very busy since!

Angie said...

I can imagine just how much snow you've had to shovel!
Seems to be pretty bad down south.
Those are delightful pictures - not much beats looking at winter in all her beauty :)