A carnelian intaglio of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, currently on display at the British Museum. The intaglio was produced by the engraver, Edward Burch, for Henry Holland, who married Bridget Brown, eldest daughter of Lancelot "Capability" and Bridget Brown and was passed down through the Holland family for over two centuries.
The Embroiderers’ Guild was delighted to be a partner with the Capability Brown Festival and created 46 unique textile exhibitions at venues across the country. Their next Capability Brown inspired exhibition will be at Chatsworth in Derbyshire.
The Capability Brown Festival could not have been the success that it was without the incredible contributions by hundreds of volunteers throughout 2016.
Humphry Repton (1772-1818) was a leading landscape designer who refined the concept of the landscape garden and is regarded as the greatest English landscape designer to follow ‘Capability’ Brown.
Watch Leslie Pearman from Natural England's webinar highlighting how Capability Brown’s landscapes provide havens for wildlife and stepping stones for species to connect with similar habitats in the wider landscape.
Brown’s name will forever be associated with the English Landscape Garden, and it is only fitting that his 300th anniversary was celebrated on such a lavish scale. However, we need to remind ourselves that there were other contemporary styles and many gifted amateur designers, usually the owners.
Passion, entanglement and a superstar gardener…. It is 1769 and William Constable Esq of Burton Constable Hall has big ideas. Not content with refashioning his house and tearing down the stables, the old park now HAS to go. Mr Brown's Directions is a new play by Rachel Feldberg in partnership with Burton Constable Hall and Lit Up East Riding.
Lancelot, son of Lancelot and Bridget Brown, was baptised on 13th January 1748 at St Mary's Church at Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the estate where Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was then employed.
Chatsworth have recently opened their new Game Larder landscape interpretation centre to help visitors explore their historic landscapes.