The historic grounds at Compton Verney are registered as a Grade II* listed parkland. Most of what you see in the grounds is the result of a long-term project to restore many of the features which Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716 – 1783) created after 1768. Brown was commissioned by John Verney, 14th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1738 – 1816) to redesign the landscape at Compton Verney. Brown’s resulting landscape typified his minimalist approach to parkland, with its sweeping vistas, viewpoints and imaginative use of water.*

Water, Bridge and Tree

Water, Trees and House

*Info from the Compton Verney Grounds leaflet.

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2013

8 Responses to “Compton Verney – The Grounds”

  1. james higham says:

    A lovely set altogether, especially the house.

  2. jamsodonnell says:

    Capability weaved his magic didn’t he!

  3. Claude says:

    So peaceful looking and inviting.

  4. J_on_tour says:

    Strange, I don’t think i’m familiar or rather noticed that grounds got graded listing. Lovely composition in the last photo.