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Capability Brown 300

Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“Capability” Brown’s work made him the best-known landscape designer in English history. His work has inspired landscape gardeners, architects and designers for centuries. At Harewood, this influence has extended to some of Britain’s most well-known artists. In recognition of this strong and continued influence, the Art of Landscape will show works from great masters who have engaged intimately with the … Read more

Capability Brown 300

Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“The pleasure grounds, and gardens rare! Laid out, by Mr Brown, with utmost care; With great abundance all abound, And rich luxuriance smiles around: Though both, which now such beauty yield, Were lately but a furrow’d field.” A description of Harewood in "The Tourist's Companion" by John Jewels, 1822. Lancelot “Capability” Brown began work on Harewood’s landscape in 1776. It took five years to … Read more


Daily Penguin Feeding

25 March – 31 October 2016Free for members

In the wild, the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines which are found in the Humboldt Ocean current off the West coast of Peru. At Harewood, we feed our penguins whitebait and sprats - fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. They usually feed just after sunrise at a depth of around 1 metre. Get up close to our Penguins by helping the … Read more


A Gift from the Whole Nation

25 March – 31 May 2016Free for members

At the start of the First World War there was a mass outpouring of sympathy and charity to the men fighting for Britain. The Royal family were not immune to this and in October 1914 the young Princess Mary took it upon herself to provide a small thank you present for the troops serving the country on Christmas Day 1914. By Christmas 1914, 355,716 gifts had reached members of the British Expeditionary force, … Read more


Red Kite Teaching School Alliance: Summer Design Exhibition

18 July – 6 September 2015

Harewood House Trust is very proud to once again hold the Red Kite Teaching Alliance A Level Design Exhibition. This exhibition brings together A Level design work from schools in the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance which includes Harrogate Grammar School, Roundhay School, Benton Park School, Ralph Thoresby School, Malton School, South Craven School, Rossett School, Ilkley Grammar School, Lawnswood School and … Read more


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