The results are in! The five judges of Brown's Birthday Bake have voted in a secret ballot to select the three lucky winners, who have each won a copy of garden historian Sarah Rutherford’s beautifully illustrated book Capability Brown and his Landscape Gardens, and an individual prize based on their position. What do you think of the winning entries? Click on the photos to enlarge them.
In first place was this delightful entry from Becky Knapp on Twitter. The judges complimented its creativity, the well made ha-ha, and the marshmallow sheep! Becky has won a two-night weekend stay for up to six guests at the stunning Temple of Diana, at Weston Park in Shropshire.
In second place was this beautifully made cake by Deborah Parker on Twitter. The judges liked the coherent design which was well related to Brownian landscapes, with lots of varied land form modelling and different types of decoration. Deborah has won a special moment in the tranquil gardens at National Trust Stowe with this prize for two people: free entry passes to the stunning landscape plus a picnic lunch hamper with home-made tasty treats and bottle of bubbly, and a gift voucher for the shop.
In third place came this entry from Vicky Jubb on Facebook. Vicky was praised for her original idea, and one judge commented that Brown, a talented architect, had a lively eye for the design and placing of small, delightful garden buildings and would have liked this cake. Vicky has won a family pass for a one day visit at any National Trust landscape.
About the Author: Stephen Hankinson, Communications Officer, Capability Brown Festival.