Fiona Mackenzie shares the ten centuries of history that have shaped Coombe Country Park.
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A menagerie at Weston Park, designed by Capability Brown, stored brightly plumed 18th century exotic birds within the pleasure grounds.
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was born at Kirkharle in Northumberland, and learnt his trade working on the Kirkharle Estate.
Sam Skillings talks about Capability Brown's landscape legacy and upcoming restoration work at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.