The celebrated English landscape architect has been honoured with a plaque

Sign of success: Capability Brown's new plaque
Sign of success: Capability Brown's new plaque

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the man behind some of England’s most iconic gardens, has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque.

The plaque takes pride of place at Wilderness House, Hampton Court Palace, where Brown worked as chief gardener from 1764-1783.

Brown is credited with designing more than 120 landscapes, many of which survive to this day, and was renowned for creating idyllic, pastoral scenes that complemented England’s grandest country houses.

Dr Susan Skedd, Head of the Blue Plaques Team at English Heritage, said: “Capability Brown was one of the most prolific and influential landscape gardeners of all time. From Blenheim to Chatsworth, he left his mark on some of the country’s most wonderful landscapes and revolutionised the way we look at and engage with gardens.”


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