Author Archives: Lancelot Capability Brown

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.

‘Capability’ Brown – Start Your Voyage of Discovery!

A steady trickle of media articles concerning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is building to quite a flow at the moment as the 2016 Festival Year picks up pace. For many people it will be enough to read an article or two, and in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Contribute to a New Digital Record of Capability Brown

Originally posted on TRAVEL PR NEWS HUB:
Chatsworth Park from the Garden (c. Matthew Bullen) PRESS RELEASE: The Historic Houses Association (HHA) today launches a digital window on to 18 of England’s greatest Capability Brown landscapes, and is calling for visual…

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Alan Titchmarsh on Capability Brown

Twenty sixteen is fast approaching for a wide group of people with an appreciation of a particular period of English history. The century was the eighteenth, when a certain Lancelot Brown arrived, a seemingly average boy who eventually became known … Continue reading

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What would you do with a £20 note?

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; … Continue reading

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Capability Brown Festival

Great news indeed – a nationwide festival to mark the 300th Birthday of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown has been given a major boost after receiving support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. An impressive list of partner organisations include English Heritage, the Landscape … Continue reading

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Capability Brown – 2014 blog review

Lancelot Capability Brown 2014 in blogging Annual Report This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2014. There were 72 pictures uploaded. The busiest day of the year was February 10th with 97 views. The most popular post that day … Continue reading

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