Get your ticket to a Capability Brown conference

29.04.2016 | category: Events
Wrest Park © English Heritage

Interested in Capability Brown, and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of his work during Festival year? Why not book a place at one of six conferences taking place around the country.

The events range in length from one to three days, covering a host of topics including Brown’s achievements with water; his global impact; the men who worked for him; and how his landscapes should be looked after today.

Details of the conferences can be found below – for more information, or to book your ticket, click on the links below.


19th: Capability Brown the Technician: Gardener, Architect, Hydrologist

The conference, hosted by English Heritage at Wrest Park, will focus on Capability Brown as a technician, providing a detailed understanding as his role as a gardener, architect and hydrologist.

24th: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Designed Landscapes in Essex

Essex County Council/Place Services host a day conference exploring Brown's contribution to the gardens of historic houses in Essex. The conference, at St Marks College, Audley End, will also address wider issues of the understanding, management, and restoration of designed landscapes in Essex and beyond.


6th-8th: Capability Brown Royal Gardens Conference 2016

A garden history and heritage conference to mark the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth, held at Hampton Court Palace, where Capability Brown lived in Wilderness House and from where he ran his prolific gardening business. 


5th-7th: Capability Brown: Moving Heaven and Earth

The Institute of Continuing Education host a weekend conference at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, exploring Brown's ongoing relevance to landscape and water management.


1st-4th: Capability Brown: Tercentenary Conference

Join the Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust and The Gardens Trust for a four day conference celebrating the Capability Brown Tercentenary at Robinson College, Cambridge. 

9th-11th: Capability Brown: perception and response in a global context

ICOMOS-UK international conference in association with the Garden History Society and the National Trust, and supported by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes. The event has been organised in collaboration with the University of Bath, where the conference is being held.