Click on the link below to see a preview of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the Man and his Work in Northamptonshire, an exhibition which can be viewed at Wyvale Garden centres throughout Northamptonshire during June – September 2016
Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown c 1770-75Cosway, Richard (1742-1821)Private Collection/Bridgeman Images
‘Capability Brown’ made a guest appearance at the recent Chichele Garden Fair. The Fair, organised by Higham Ferrers Business and Community Partnership, worked in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Gardens Trust to celebrate Capability Brown’s 300th birthday. There was an exhibition of the great man’s work in Northamptonshire, a film of Castle Ashby – one of his most well-known landscape masterpieces – together with a model of Knuckle Bone Arbour at Castle Ashby, complete with bonsai trees.
Kira Lawson, aged 8 of Higham Ferrers, received first prize for choosing the best name for Capability Brown’s Horse, “Able”. This competition was sponsored by Podington Wyevale Garden Centre and launched at the Chichele Garden Fair in May as part of the children’s activities supporting the Northamptonshire Gardens Trust exhibition on Lancelot “Capability” Brown: the Man and his Work in Northamptonshire.
The photo shows Kira receiving her prize of garden tools and clothing together with the newly produced Capability Brown rose, from manager, Jay and Lindsay who did a brilliant job displaying our exhibition and promoting the competition and other related activities for children.