Capability Brown’s birthday year has been a busy one for everyone, but as it approaches a close, two garden historians at least can’t help but feel that it has marked a sea-change that means the best is still to come.
As the Capability Brown Festival year is drawing to a close, we are inviting all those involved in the tercentenary celebrations to reflect on what they have learnt and consider ways to continue celebrating Brown’s legacy in the future.
To end a busy year celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, the Northamptonshire Gardens Trust are delighted to have gifted trees to groups who visited the wonderful Brownian landscape at Castle Ashby in July.
The Hudson’s Heritage Awards celebrate the high quality experiences enjoyed by visitors to a wide range of heritage attractions. A number of Capability Brown sites are on their shortlist.
The judges of the Capability Colours competition have announced the winners! Explore the entries here.
It is no secret that many of Brown's foremen were highly skilled and traded in their own right. They were recruited, some from Northumberland and presumably known to Brown in his youth, some from other gardens and from related trades.
Interested in joining a seminar or webinar relating to the work of Capability Brown? We have two upcoming with limited spaces, find out more information below and join in.
A glittering Advent Calendar marks special dates for festivities, channels expectant enthusiasm and heralds travels to family and friend reunions. Some time ago, Steffie Shields began compiling a different, rather fascinating chart: a calendar of Capability Brown’s journeys.
The Enchanted Woodland event at Syon Park is not about Christmas – but rather about bringing out the shapes and textures of their arboretum trees and Brown’s Serpentine River.
In a world in which men dominated life, the ladies were largely side-lined from positions of power and wealth, and men inevitably dominate the roll call of Brown’s named clients.