The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

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178: Did Brown use exotics in parkland? English Walnut

John Evelyn pronounced that ‘[Walnuts] render most graceful avenues to our country dwellings’ and Hale preferred English Walnut to Black for its fruit, though it is slower growing.

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35: And what is Inequality?

Whether or not Lord Chalkstone had some political intent in describing his audience at Drury Lane as unequal, the reaching out of parkland towards woods and common land is not just a reaching out for variety and contrast; it shows a particular interest in inequality, that is, uneven land.

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