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Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition

Moccas Park - competition site

The Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition is part of the series of activities planned to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's birth. Full information on the Capability Brown Festival can be found here.

The competition is looking for contemporary design ideas inspired by Capability Brown's work. The winning designs will be used to inform what is implemented on ground at a real site - Moccas Registered Park and Garden, with lessons to pass on to other sites.

Competition Brief

Download the competition brief here

Supporting Information to accompany the brief:

Map 1 Competition Site
Map 2 Designations 1
Map 3 Designations 2
Map 4 Priority Habitats
Map 5 Aerial Photograph - pre-felling
Moccas - an English Deer Park edited by T Harding and Tom Wall English Nature 2000 extracts-Reading the Landscape
Hereford Archaeology Report No 346
Natural England Historic designed landscapes contribution to ecosystem services
Competition site photographs

A basic base plan survey of the competition site is included in the Hereford Archaeology Report 346.

Questions and Answers

FAQs will be posted in response to entrant queries on the Landscape Institute website and updated regularly.

Entry information

The competition is open to all. Entrants can submit as individuals or part of a team. Prizes are given in two categories and detailed below.

Category 1 - Student (entrants in this category must be registered as student members of the Landscape Institute)

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each

Category 2 - Open to all

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each


Final submission date 30th Sept 2015
Sifting panel October 2015
Judging November 2015
Announcement December 2015
Exhibition and published 2016 dates tbc


To register for the competition, please e-mail Sabina Mohideen at You will be sent a Unique Reference Number (URN), that must be included on the Entry Form that accompanies your submission. The Entry Form is given as part of the brief. Receipt of your Unique Reference Number acts as confirmation that your registration has been successful. Please allow for a minimum of three working days from when you register to receive your URN. It is advised that you register as early as possible to avoid delays.


The competition will be judged according to the judging criteria by a specialist panel from Natural England, English Heritage, the Landscape Institute and from the landscape profession.

Page last updated 30 September 2014

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The LI Competitions Office organises international landscape architecture and urban design competitions for a variety of clients and project types.

For further information please contact Events and Competitions Manager Sabina Mohideen or phone 020 7685 2647.

See our previous competitions


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