Berrington is home to the final landscape that ‘Capability’ Brown developed before his death. This trail takes you through the parkland in front of the house and then down to the 14 acre lake that Brown designed as a recreational area. Today the lake is teeming with wildlife including swans, geese and ducks.
Explore the ‘pleasure ground’ within Hatfield Forest where 'Capability' Brown was employed to enhance the surroundings for the Houblon family. This walk will take you around the Decoy Lake which was remodeled by the great landscape architect.
This wildlife walk takes you through the medieval parkland at Wimpole which was heavily redesigned by Capability Brown. See the gothic ruined folly that Brown added as a focal point to the park and head through the woodland belt which Brown planted to frame the gardens. Keep your eyes peeled as you wander through the woodland, which is teeming with wildlife.
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown had a natural talent for designing gardens and landscapes that fitted in seamlessly with the surrounding countryside, looking completely natural to the unsuspecting eye. So after hundreds of years, how do you distinguish between a natural landscape and one designed by one of the greatest gardeners of all time?
The parkland at Croome was the first commission by the great landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and would go on to inspire gardens and estates throughout the country. Discover how the team at Croome are rolling back the years and restoring this masterpiece to its former glory.