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Sir Lawrence Dundas consulted on improving Aske - what was implemented? Brown's Acct Book notes 'A Journey to Aske Hall in Yorkshire & Plans for a Bridge & the Head of the Water where the new Road was to go over'
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Capability Brown Jun 24
Queen of the Blue Stockings Mrs Elizabeth Montagu brought in her "good friend" to advise @ Sandleford Priory at in . He cleared grounds, laid out simple park & lake as a backdrop to Mrs Montagu’s intellectual salons
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Laurie Benson Jun 23
Women, getting the job done in the 18th century.
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Capability Brown Jun 23
Records from describe "three maids operating a crane" during the time the landscape was being transformed by during 1760s. Early !
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Steffie Shields Jun 21
Wondering if this was a suggestion to unite the look of the building & its various alterations ? The same was done at Brocklesby...
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Capability Brown Jun 22
Delighted to see Festival mentioned in 25th birthday publication in article Opening Gates As Well As Doors. Thank you and happy
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Capability Brown Jun 21
- especially if you have named her after the great !
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Weston Park Jun 21
Meet Lily the Curatorial & Learning Jack Russell terrier who's always keen to share 's Capability Brown glories with her four legged pals!
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Dr Sarah Rutherford Jun 21
Who is this Tarlton, 'late servant' to CB? Doesn't appear in Ray Desmond's monumental Dictionary of Horticulturists. Anyone come across him before?
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Capability Brown Jun 21
Bath 1771 advertisment by "CHARLES TARLTON (Late Servant to Launcelot Brown Esq Gardener to his Majesty at Hampton Court) begs Leave to acquaint the Public that he has opened a SEED-SHOP at the Corner House on the Parade in Horse-Street; where he sells all Sorts of Garden Seeds..
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Gary Webb Jun 20
See how the sky is every bit as important to the aesthetic as the way we choose to dress the ground. Historically, there were breaks in the shelter belt so the green grass, like the sky above, could continue onwards just like the sky.
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Capability Brown Jun 20
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The Gardens Trust Jun 19
We have so enjoyed working with to celebrate and . More to come, we hope!
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HE North East Jun 19
The recently updated online aerial map is available to view here: It inlcudes loads of aerial images including this one of real-life Hogwarts
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HE Yorkshire Jun 19
The recently updated online aerial map is available to view here: … New aerial images, such as this one of , South Yorkshire have now been added.
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Capability Brown Jun 19
1760s created plans and carried out work to redesign Richmond Gardens for King George III. The army was pressed into service, undertaking some of the heavy manual digging on site.
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Judy Rudoe Jun 18
Gem-engraver Edward Burch, along with Nathaniel Marchant, is a star in his field. We lost many neo-classical & in the Blitz of 1941, including gems by Burch, when a bomb fell on the room where they were shown, so this gift is doubly important
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Capability Brown Jun 18
Thanks for the extra information and photographs - really interesting!
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Judy Rudoe Jun 18
Thanks for tweet ! Hard to get good shot of as bracelet in the way, so here's a cast to help. Originally set as a personal , the 18thC openwork sides of the seal handle (see example for comparison) have been kept, separated and mounted onto a later gold .
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Capability Brown Jun 18
1763-72 worked @ creating kitchen garden for exotic fruits dismissed by Chambers as "culture of salads" 1790 sales description “walls near 14 ft high part of Each have Flues & richly Cloathed with...Choisest of ffruit Trees”
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