Issue Date: 16/08/2016
Issue Name: Landscape Gardens
Producer: Buckingham Covers
2016 marked the 300th anniversary of Capability Browns birth, an event that was widely celebrated throughout the UK. Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is remembered as 'the last of the great 18th century artists' and England's greatest gardener.Working with the National Garden Scheme, we have designed this beautiful cover, showcasing one of Capablity Browns many landscapes at Southill Park, Bedfordshire.
The National Garden Scheme celebrates 300 years of 'Capability' Brown
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) joins 20 other Capability Brown Festival partners to celebrate the life and work of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The NGS is delighted to play a part in celebrating the best known landscape gardener in English history who completely changed the landscape across England and Wales. The aim of the NGS is twofold: to provide funds for nursing and caring and secondly, to help The Capability Brown Festival together with the network of other partners.
The NGS Capability Brown garden openings tell a story of this man's extraordinary life and work, from his early days growing in Kirkharle, Northunberland, to his final years spent in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire. 20 Lancelot 'Capability' Brown designed gardens have been opening for the NGS across the country, a few of which are exclusively opening for the NGS and are not usually accessible to the public.
The 300th anniversary celebrations include events, arts and craft fairs, home made teas and much more for friends and families to enjoy. NGS Capability open gardens provide the perfect way to spend an affordable day of afternoon out and funds raised will go towards their beneficiary charities.
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John Phibbs, Principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group, is a renowned garden historian and author. He set up the Capability Brown 1716-2016 Partnership of 20 organisations and his book on Brown as a designer will be published in 2016
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Alan Fred Titchmarsh, MBE, DL, HonFSE is an English gardener, presenter, poet, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career.