As part of the CB300 celebrations, last week saw Andrew Bowman-Shaw along side the Landscape Agency present a talk at Weston Park entitled ‘Managing Capability Brown’s Legacy’. Below are a couple of the slides that were used to showcase the major changes that have been made over the last 13 years.

From the drive zooma

View looking south towards Cow Hey Wood and Tong Knoll – 2003.


Similar view following removal of conifers on Tong Knoll and radical thinning of Cow Hey Wood.

We are lucky enough to regularly work on landscapes designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

In honour of the Capability Brown Festival 2016 which celebrates the 300th anniversary of his birth, we’ve put together examples of work we’ve done to restore and maintain parkland and garden landscapes which he worked on. Click on the images below to enlarge.

Ashburnham Christian Trust

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire

Tottenham Park, Wiltshire

Weston Park, Staffordshire

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Capability Brown Design for Temple Wood at Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Capability Browns Landscapes 300 Years

1806 map of Temple Wood – Weston Park

(Staffordshire Archives & Trustees of The Weston Park Foundation)

1806 map of Weston Park