The Capability Brown Festival 2016 is the first-ever nationwide celebration of the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It marks the 300th anniversary of his birth in August 1716.
Boasting 1000 acres of “Capability” Brown designed landscape, Harewood represents one of his most important designs. The grade 1 listed parkland has remained unchanged since it was created in the late 18th century. With soft, rolling hills and mature, established tree lines, visitors can experience the idyllic, picturesque views “Capability” Brown imagined for Harewood in the 1760’s.
2016 sees a celebration of this eminent designer and landscape artist though guided walking tours and exhibitions in our new Art of Landscape series.
1756: Edwin Lascelles accepts plans submitted by architect John Carr of York for Harewood House. 1758: Lancelot “Capability” Brown makes his first visit to Harewood. 1759: The first stones of … Read more