In its 18th century heyday, the plant collection at Croome was ‘second only to Kew’. The 6th Earl of Coventry, owner of Croome, was a huge plant fan and hundreds of plant bills remain in the Croome archive.
A carnelian intaglio of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, on display at the British Museum. Produced for Henry Holland, who married Bridget, Brown's eldest daughter, it was passed down through the Holland family for over two centuries.
2016 was quite a year of tercentenary celebrations for Capability Brown. The Festival team have spent a little time looking over the news stories for the tercentenary year and have picked out some of our favourites to revisit.
This is the very last newsletter article of the Capability Brown Festival. Thank you for reading! A particularly big thank you to all the people who have written articles and generously shared their knowledge and enthusiasm with us. We decided to issue the last newsletter on 16th February, the date of Lancelot Brown’s burial as recorded in the parish register of Fenstanton.