CB300 - 300 years of Capability Brown
Although mystery surrounds the exact involvement of Capability Brown at Prior Park, his influence is clear to see.
Picture the ‘quintessential English landscape’. What do you see?
This image is very likely to look like one designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Such was the impact of this great eighteenth century landscape gardener.
He changed the face of the nation forever, by radically reshaping the parks and gardens of large English country estates.
It’s difficult to imagine that the natural scene you see at Prior Park today is man-made and would have taken an army of labourers to create it by hand.