A Capability Brown Lawn – Charlecote Park


The Jacob sheep admiring the remains of Brown’s landscaping at Charlecote Park. George Lucy introduced this breed to the park c1756


Tightly grazed lawn, again north of the house, which on closer inspection reveals remains of the early 18th Century canal system and formal garden.

Charlecote Park Lawns, north of the house, as laid to a ‘natural and easy level’ by Capability Brown c1760 This area was previously set with formal ponds that were removed in favour of grass, which flowed down to the River Avon.



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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1 Response to A Capability Brown Lawn – Charlecote Park

  1. William says:

    Thank you for the wonderful images and blog.

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