Celebrating 'Capability' Brown at Wallington
This year we're marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of local boy Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and exploring his connection to the Wallington estate, with a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Shining a new light on Capability Brown – A display of original Brown drawings
Saturday 11 June – Sunday 30 October
Discover a new display marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of local boy Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, exploring his connection to the Wallington estate, featuring five of Brown’s original drawings from the Wallington collection alongside maps and plans showing the changing landscape of the estate.
'Landscapes of Capability Brown' – An exhibition of work by the North East Embroiderers’ Guild
NGS Open Day – In the Footsteps of Capability Brown
The Perfect View – A promenade performance by November Club
£10 per person. A customer booking fee applies. Booking essential. Tel: 0844 249 1895 or book here
Ranger Walk: Rothley Lake - Capability Brown's Grand Design?
Tuesday 13 September, 1 - 4pm
Join our rangers for an exclusive tour of Rothley Lake to discover the history and archaeology of this designed landscape, find out about the part Capability Brown played in its design and glimpse the wonderful wildlife that now lives in this hidden site.
Talk Time: Sir Walter Calverley Blackett and the making of a modern 18th century estate.
Tuesday 20 September, 10am – 1pm
Join Lloyd Langley to discover the story of Sir Walter Calverley Blackett, a renowned north-country gentleman in the 18th century who was known for his business-like forward-thinking and benevolence. He re- shaped both the house and estate at Wallington in the era known for its enlightenment. Learn more about this forgotten man and his life’s work and see the beautiful estate he created for yourself.
£25 incl. coffee & lunch. Booking essential.Tel: 01670 773606.
* Normal admission charges apply