2017 sees the tercentenary of the architect James Paine (1717–1789) and there are plans to mark the occasion. Some of Paine’s buildings are set in landscapes designed by Capability Brown.
Scampston in North Yorkshire has played a significant role in the Capability Brown Festival and are now poised to take their heritage learning programmes a step further.
The Capability Brown 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.
It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Capability Brown – but did you know that the famous landscape architect lent his name to surprisingly successful 1970s prog rock band?
Happy Christmas from all of us here at the Capability Brown Festival. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the fantastic tercenterary celebrations this year.
Looking to work off a Christmas lunch, or for the perfect spot for a new year stroll? Plenty of landscapes designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown are open over the festive season for visitors to explore.
Photo by Jonathan Race
A striking statue of Lancelot “Capability” Brown - the renowned landscape garden designer whose tercentenary has been celebrated throughout 2016 - has gone on show at the award-winning Trentham Gardens.
On 30th November, children from Cambo, Belsay and Priory Schools planted saplings in the Capability Brown landscape at Kirkharle as the last act of celebration to mark the great man’s 300th birthday.
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone interested in heritage, landscape architecture, or horticulture? We have some Capability Brown gift inspiration for you!
Did you miss the 'Potter and Ponder' webinar? You can now watch it online.