2018 is the 200th anniversary of Humphry Repton’s death. He was a nationally renowned landscape architect who designed Warley Woods and Park in the 1790s for the Galton family.
International Garden Photographer of the Year have teamed up with the National Trust and National Trust at Sheringham Park, to celebrate the work of Humphry Repton, in a new special award.
Repton was seen as the successor to Capability Brown. He was involved in approximately 400 commissions nationwide including at least eight National Trust sites in addition to Sheringham Park including: Antony (Cornwall), Ashridge (Hertfordshire), Attingham (Shropshire), Hatchlands (Surrey), Plas Newydd (Anglesey, Wales), Tatton Park (Cheshire), Uppark (West Sussex) and Wimpole (Cambridgeshire).
He was famous for producing his designs in Moroccan red leather books.
To celebrate the anniversary there is a national photographic competition which is looking for photos of Repton landscapes in the present day. See this link for details https://igpoty.com/competitions/humphry-repton-2017/
We know lots of visitors to the woods take photos so here is your chance to reach a wider audience and have the chance to win a photography competition. Get snapping!
Many thanks to four local Co-ops which adopted Warley Woods as one of their local charities for the last six months. We have received a share of 1% from spending by their members in store. Members could chose which of three charities for their 1% to go to, or it was split evenly between the charities. Their donation to Warley Woods was an amazing £3,798.15 and this will be spent supporting our events and activities in Warley Woods over the next year. Their support went beyond just donations with the stores providing raffle prizes and promoting events and memberships of Warley Woods in store.
Pictures are from our visits to two of the stores to say thank you. Viv is with Dale and Jerone at the Bearwood Store and Viv and Andrew Bull (Trustee) are with Matthew at the Harborne Store.
National Golf Month is an annual programme aimed at growing participation into golf. In May 2017, Warley Woods will be joining the initiative to welcome new females of all ages into golf with a Ladies Only Introduction to Golf afternoon on Sunday 21st May with professional Greg Lynch and Ladies of the golf club will be hosting a Ladies Golf Taster sessions on Wednesday 3rd May and Saturday 6th May 12pm-2pm.
Please come along and have a go, you might enjoy it!
Charity number: 1092754