2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, one of England’s best known landscape gardeners. A man considered to have changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside.
In the Midlands, the gardens and parklands at Berrington Hall, Charlecote Park and Croome have all been shaped by Brown, to varying degrees.
Berrington Hall's park was the final landscape masterpiece of 'Capability' Brown's long and varied career
Croome was 'Capability' Brown's first commission. Not only did he redesign the whole landscape but also remodelled Croome Court and became firm friends with the Earl of Coventry.
'Capability' Brown was just one of the people to put his stamp on the parklands at Charlecote
Venture further afield and download a leisurely circular walk to the Park Seat taking in the beautiful Rotunda, shaded walks, river and Croome Court on the way.
Discover an area created by one of history's most influential landscape architects, Capability Brown.
Take a stroll in the park with lovely views of the house in its riverside setting. This easy walk will take you up to an hour, depending on how often you stop to enjoy the scenery. The grounds are open from 9am to 6pm every day.
Enjoy an array of seasonal wildlife around the lake, including birds, fish, and insects.