‘Capability’ Brown – Start Your Voyage of Discovery!

A steady trickle of media articles concerning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is building to quite a flow at the moment as the 2016 Festival Year picks up pace. For many people it will be enough to read an article or two, and in doing so build an appreciation of Mr Brown and his work. For others opportunity might arise to read an information panel at one of the many ‘hub’ landscapes such as Compton Verney, Croome or Weston Park.

But, what if you want to know more, want to learn more about Lancelot, his life and times – where can you start?
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Need to know more about Capability Brown?

A short post this may be, but possibly one of the more useful ones to pop out of this venture for a while. Amongst the many publications and websites that are increasingly referring to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, I bring news of another blog, but one that deserves to stand out from the crowd, featuring a wealth of information on our man Brown; from a man that knows.
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Contribute to a New Digital Record of Capability Brown


Chatsworth Park from the Garden (c. Matthew Bullen) Chatsworth Park from the Garden (c. Matthew Bullen)

PRESS RELEASE: The Historic Houses Association (HHA) today launches a digital window on to 18 of England’s greatest Capability Brown landscapes, and is calling for visual contributions from visitors.

The new microsite showcases HHA Member landscapes designed in the 18th century by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the father of landscape architecture, and is live at http://www.hhacapabilitybrown.co.uk.

This new site provides the opportunity for visitors to the gardens to see their own photos featured on the homepage. Images can be submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #HHACapabilityBrown and will be uploaded and credited. Visitors’ photos will appear alongside the beautiful images of these striking landscapes taken by professional photographers.

View of Chatsworth Estate (c. Chatsworth Estate) View of Chatsworth Estate (c. Chatsworth Estate)

The microsite currently profiles world-famous landscapes such as those at Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth House, alongside less well-known but very important locations such as Kirkharle in Northumberland, Brown’s…

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