Landscape vs Scenery difference
When people describe the outdoors they sometimes use landscape and scenery incorrectly.
We use the word landscape to talk about the view or a large expanse of a particular area and how it is arranged or positioned.
We can also use the term urban landscape to talk about the same thing but of an urban scene.
- I took many pictures of the landscape of the Lake District.
- Old buildings dominated the landscape.
- New Zealand has such a varied landscape.
When we want to talk about the natural features of a particular area that we can see, we use the word scenery. Scenery is normally natural beauty.
- The scenery was absolutely beautiful.
You will almost never hear scenery used in a negative way.
The scenery was ugly.
Landscape is a countable noun (usually singular)
Scenery is an uncountable noun
Scenery of a Stage
Scenery also has another meaning. It is the painted background of a stage (where a play is performed).
Scenery vs Nature
A common mistake is to use nature in place of scenery.
We only use the word nature to talk about the general world of animals and plants in their natural form.
- I love watching nature documentaries on the TV
Where have you been that has beautiful scenery?
What is the landscape of your country like?
Do you enjoy nature?