Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Logo2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’. It is also the year of the Capability Brown Festival – a nationwide celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716–1783). The Festival is being funded with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has two main strands:

  1. Increasing public access to sites Brown created and advised on – opening access to sites not usually seen by the public and increasing information and interpretation.
  2. Research: discovering more about Brown’s work and how he created his landscapes. Research by volunteers, schools and professionals will be shared through exhibitions, publications and a range of events.

Articles in The London Gardener

SiteAuthorArticleVolumePagesOrder Form
Church Lane, Wimbledon Matthews, Tony ‘Capability’ Brown in Wimbledon, Roehampton and Putney 18 96 Out of print
Downing Street Various The ‘Delicious Walled Garden’ in Downing Street 18 65-66 Out of print
Garrick’s Villa Sumner, Chris Conservation Notes: A Tour of London's Historic Landscape Initiatives 3 36 Order form »
Gunnersbury Park Fleming, Suzannah The Enduring Fragment: the 'Temple Garden' at Gunnersbury Park in the Nineteenth Century 7 57, 58, 61, 66 Order form »
Hampton Court Jacques, David A Strategy for the Park and Gardens at Hampton Court Palace 2 45 Order form »
Ingress Abbey Taigel, Anthea Obituary for Ingress  4 22 Out of print
Putney Heath Matthews, Tony ‘Capability’ Brown in Wimbledon, Roehampton and Putney 18 99 Out of print
Richmond Gardens Harris, Eileen St James's Park Improved; The Majestic Plans of John Gwynn and Thomas Wright 2 11 Order form » 
St James’s Park Harris, Eileen St James's Park Improved; The Majestic Plans of John Gwynn and Thomas Wright 2 12 Order form » 
Sion Hill Harris, John A Soliloquy on a Middlesex Map 1 20 Out of print
Sion Hill Harris, John Le Rouge's Sion Hill: a Garden by Brown 5 24-28 Order form » 
Wimbledon Park Matthews, Tony ‘Capability’ Brown in Wimbledon, Roehampton and Putney 18 91, 92illus, 94illus, 95 Out of print
Syon from Kew
J. J. Boydell: History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain,vol. 2, 1796.
Aquatint of drawing by J. Farington.
(London Borough of Richmond upon Thames)