A new book exploring the secrets of Capability Brown’s success is on sale now – with readers given the chance to meet the author at a series of events in the coming weeks.
Capability Brown And His Landscape Gardens has been written by garden historian and Kew-trained gardener Dr Sarah Rutherford.
Fully-illustrated, the book has been printed by National Trust books, an imprint of Pavilion Books. It features National Trust properties alongside other examples of Brown’s work.
In it Dr Rutherford, vice-chairman of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust, explores how Brown used simple ingredients such as trees, grass and water to create the quintessential English landscape garden – making the most of a particular place to create an artistic masterpiece.
The book also delves in to Brown’s impressive client list, which included the king, six prime ministers and half the House of Lords.
Dr Rutherford will also be speaking at a number of properties and events in the coming weeks:
- 6 May, NT Wallington, 10am
- 10 May, Chalfont St Giles and Jordans Literary Festival, 8pm
- 19 May, Compton Verney, 2.30pm
- 10 June, NT Wimpole, 7.30pm
- 14 June, NT Croome, 6.30pm
- 23 June, NT Petworth, 5pm
- 7 July, NT in Stowe House, 6.30pm
- 20 August, NT Sheffield Park, 6pm
- 17 and 18 September, NT Berrington, walk, talk and book signing on each day, 1pm
To buy the book, see the National Trust website.