Posted 27th Jan 2016 by Peter Byrne
The Historic Houses Association is set to launch an exciting new Capability Brown trail exploring the stunning English landscapes designed by the brilliant man himself
This year marks the 300th anniversary since the birth of Capability Brown, and to celebrate the occasion the Historic Houses Association (HHA) are honouring the man who was responsible for how we think of, and view, the English countryside. The HHA represent over 1,600 historic houses, castles and gardens across the UK, 70 of which are set within Capability Brown landscapes.
The Historic Houses Association has announced the launch of an exciting new online trail which will explore 26 stunning HHA member landscapes around England, each of which was designed by the father of landscape architecture himself.
Christopher Legard, owner of Scampston Hall, said: 'My ancestor William St Quintin commissioned Capability Brown to redesign the grounds at Scampston in 1782 and we feel very privileged to live within a landscape designed by such a prominent figure. It’s wonderful being part of a trail exploring his work and we look forward to welcoming people who would like to see the grounds first-hand. We will be holding a number of workshops, trails and guided walks this year, focusing on different aspects of Brown’s landscapes.’
The trail will include some of Brown's most famous projects, such as Blenheim Palace and Burghley House, alongside some of the smaller sites, such as Kirharle and the Cadland Estate in Southampton. Visit Historic Houses Association to find out more.