Research

The Capability Brown Festival 2016 stimulated new research and publications about Brown’s work. As part of the legacy of the tercentenary year, this research has been brought together to provide up to date and consistent information for over 140 sites where Brown is known to have worked or advised upon.

Most sites commissioned as part of the Festival have a downloadable leaflet, and over 140 others have a new site page, all linked to our interactive map. Each site page includes the results of key research on Brown sites, which complements the aerial maps of many sites, generously supplied by Historic England. Leaflet maps are available for Ashridge; Belvoir Castle; Berrington Hall; Blenheim Palace; Bowood; Burton Constable; Castle Ashby; Chatsworth; Compton Verney; Coombe; Croome; Euston HallGrimsthorpe; Hatfield Forest; Petworth; Sherborne CastleScampston; StoweTrentham Gardens; Ugbrooke; Wallington; Weston Park; Wimpole Estate and Wrest Park.

We are very grateful for the significant work that many County Gardens Trust and NADFAS volunteers have undertaken in support of the Capability Brown Festival in helping to source research on sites throughout the country.

​Key resources links:

Download:

Capability Brown Festival Book List (download)