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: