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.