Capability Brown

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Brown, Capability

(Lancelot Brown), 1715–83, English landscape gardener, b. Kirkharle, Northumberland. The leading landscape gardener of his time, he is known for designing gardens that broke with the French formal tradition. He favored a distinctively English style of grandly picturesque, natural-appearing, and asymmetrically structured landscapes replete with groves of trees, expansive lawns, meandering streams, and sylvan lakes. Brown began as a young gardener to the gentry and, working at the famous gardens at Stowe during the 1740s, became a disciple of William KentKent, William,
1685–1748, English landscape gardener, architect, and painter. A minor painter, Kent made ceiling decorations for Kensington Palace. He greatly influenced landscape gardening by changing the prevailing artificial style to one based more closely on nature, as
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. In 1749 he became a consulting gardener and earned his nickname by often telling clients that their properties had "capabilities." Brown created many of the most important gardens of the 18th cent., including those at Petworth House, Kew, Blenheim Palace, Ashburnham Place, and Warwick Castle. He also designed several country houses.
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Capability Brown is regarded as England's greatest landscape gardener, and 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of his birth.
The magnificent Temple of Diana was built in the 1760s and is set in 1,000 acres of beautiful Capability Brown landscape at Weston Park, Weston-under-lizard, on the Staffordshire/ Shropshire border.
The magnificent Temple of Diana dates back to the 1770s and is set in 1,000 acres of beautiful Capability Brown landscape at Weston Park, Weston-under-lizard, on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Northumberland, where some of the county's most impressive estates are preparing to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of that doyen of the green-fingered brigade, Capability Brown.
The film has been made as part of 'CB300', to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown, Britain's best known landscape architect.
It's 50 years since stately home Weston Park, on the Shropshire-Staffordshire borders, opened its doors and its 1,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland to the public.
Edgbaston Golf Club, which stretches over 144 acres of grounds originally landscaped by Capability Brown, agreed a new 99-year lease with land owner Calthorpe Estates and plans to capitalise on demand for alternative conference venues.
Designed by Capability Brown in the 1700s, it's an elegant room with huge windows looking out onto the gardens - a delicious end to a day of surprises.
Parts of the grounds are attributed to famous landscape designer Capability Brown and have been designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Landscape design of large estates became a source of pride and prestige in the 18th century, as readers discover in this in-depth study of a little-known but prolific contemporary of Capability Brown.
His family nicknamed him Capability George after the 18th-century English landscape designer, Capability Brown.
This was in the period following Charles Bridgeman and Capability Brown who had revolutionised landscape gardening in Great Britain.

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