‘He paints as he plants’

A post to bring you news of a short course concerning the great eighteenth century gardener and landscape creator – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The residential course will be taught through the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, with Mrs Steffie Shields, a garden historian, writer, lecturer and Lancelot Brown expert leading the way.

Course info from University Website:

“An in-depth study from archival and surviving planting evidence, following site surveys in over 190 Brown parks, this weekend with Steffie Shields focuses on the trees, shrubs and, yes, flowers in ‘Capability’ Brown’s portfolio. The course will include examination of paintings and engravings of the period and since, with a site visit to Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire to seek out surviving pockets of Brownian planting.”

I’m sure this study weekend will be captivating, with potential to reveal more engaging information of the techniques and tricks of arguably England’s most famous gardener Lancelot Brown.

Click Here for More Information 


About Lancelot Capability Brown

Hello and Welcome to my Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown blog! I thrive on the richness and diversity found within our historic gardens and landscapes and I hope through this blog to paint a picture of Lancelot Brown’s 18th Century world, his landscapes and life. I’d like this blog to spread the Brownian word far and wide, so please join in, suggest post subjects, send in potential articles or links to anything and everything with 'Capability'. I’ll also be looking forward to the Capability Brown Tercentenary Celebration of his birth in 2016, and look forward to an incredible year where the work of Brown can receive more praise and recognition than ever before. I've also launched a Twitter account under the title of @Brown2016 where for the next few years I plan to help spread the word and at the very least play my part in the build-up to a special year for all who enjoy landscape gardening in its true form. All views are my own and do not represent those of any organisation.
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