The picture of a person on a bank note can be an image that blends into the background of daily life. For the featured character however, and especially for the people and places that may be connected with that person; being featured can bring valuable focus, attention and support.
The next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts, which includes designers, architects and craftspeople. The Bank of England would like the public to nominate who they would like to feature on the back of the £20 note – it can take less than 60 seconds to vote.
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown I feel fits the bill perfectly, and with his appropriately timed CB300 Tercentenary Festival approaching in 2016, what better time to show a little extra support for England’s Greatest Historical Gardener.
Brown’s artistic contribution to 200+ landscape gardens and parks continue to be enjoyed daily by people breathing deeply, are filled with valuable flora and fauna, and are an important part of Britains allure to tourists. Making the £20 note a ‘Brown Note’ will trigger people’s awareness and support, and bring valuable support for heritage landscapes and gardens of all types.
A Vote for Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is a vote for heritage and gardening in Britain, you know it makes sense 😉