Porter's Park

Hertsfordshire
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Overview

There is evidence that the owner, Admiral Howe, wrote to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1773 asking him to call as 'my ambition is to benefit from your lights'.

No evidence has been discovered to indicate that Brown did visit or undertake any commission. However, Howe had bought the property from George Mason, the garden writer, and may have consulted him (Mason was no admirer of Brown).