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.

Titled ‘The Brown Advisor‘, the blog is compiled by none other than John Phibbs, the worlds leading light on Lancelot Brown – you may have spotted John explaining the workings of a Brownian landscape to Alan Titchmarsh, in the recent series about Belvoir Castle.

Reading time for us all is short, and this blog works perfectly, raising relevant issues and giving response to readers questions and challenges in a concise way. Posts from boundaries, buildings, earthworks and planting, to the management of a Brown landscape and its understanding. In short, some fascinating insights relating not only to Brown, but many of our most cherishes landscape parks and gardens and the period.

As the blog states: “300 frequently asked questions about Capability Brown – your queries answered”. The blog is some way from its 300 post target as yet, but doesn’t this just give you opportunity to catch up?! Please check out:

The Brown Advisor‘ –


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 Need to know more about Capability Brown?

  1. Pingback: All you ever wanted to know about Capability Brown! | Old School Garden

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