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Sarah Rutherford : Capability Brown: And His Landscape Gardens


One of the most remarkable men in an age of pioneering talent, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, called 'The Omnipotent Magician', could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature.

Trees, grass and water were the simple ingredients he used to create the quintessential English landscape garden his genius was in how he put them together to make the most of a particular place and create an artistic masterpiece.