The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

Tag: Kensington Palace

285: What of Steffie Shields?

A delayed train to Carlisle having given me an hour or two in hand at Newcastle, I resolved to indulge myself with Steffie Shields Moving Heaven and Earth Capability Brown’s gift of landscape.

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81: How can an orchard be a wilderness?

Professor W, a bulwark of good sense, whose works stand above East Anglia like the ribs of a mighty vessel disdainful of the surrounding swamp, has noted that the old orchard at Chatsworth was brought into the garden there in 1697.

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137: Did Brown use elm?

‘The elm in general is the fittest of all trees for these [pleasure ground] plantations’ – John Rutter’s words, not mine. Yet elm, once so common, is now overlooked, a mystery and lost.

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By John Phibbs