Join the 'Capability' Brown celebrations

Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown by Nathaniel Dance

Join Croome in celebrating the work of the famous landscape designer who shaped the gardens in the eighteenth century.

Please note this event has now finished for current exhibitions click here

‘Capability’ Brown,  a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside.

He is best remembered for landscape on an immense scale, constructing not only gardens and parkland, but planting woods and building farms linked by carriage drives, or `ridings', many miles from the main house.

Over two centuries have passed since his death and Croome is marking the 300th anniversary of his birth with a range of walks, talks and exhibitions.

Embroiderers' Guild exhibition - 11 April-30 October

Patrons, places and landscape design walk - 3 May

'Capability' Brown and his landscaple gardens talk - 14 June

Brown's gardens of the National Trust talk - 5 July

Understanding Brown's design walk - 12 July & 15 September

To celebrate the exact day of the 300th anniversary of the Baptism of ‘Capability’ Brown (Tuesday, August 30th).  The bell ringers will start at about 10.30 and the ringing, if successful, will be non stop for around 3 hours.  There have only been 7 full peals rung on the bells in their 360 year history. 1889, 1970 & 1983, then four following their DIY restoration 5 years ago.

Brown: vandal or visionary debate - 6 September

Brown's 300th birthday exhibition launch - 25 September

Click the 'What's on' page link or call 01905 371006 for further details.

" ‘Capability’ is thought to have come from his describing landscapes as having “great capabilities”."