The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Peper Harow

214: Did Brown really dislike deer?

In my last (note 213), I offered to my companions at the Tatler’s Waste-bin a list of all those landscapes of that fine man and lord-lieutenant of Huntingdon, Capability Brown, for which I had records of an active deer park.

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185: What can we say about Holly?

The difficulty with holly, ‘winter’s pride’ as the poet Thomas Gisborne put it, is not that it is hard to find in the landscapes of of that captain of capability, Lancelot Brown, but that it is impossible to tell whether it has been planted or has arrived naturally.

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208: What are warrens?

From her correspondence, freshly delivered from Harlow, it is clear that Dr L has the impression that all warrens were rabbit warrens.

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122: Did Brown get on with architects?

Mr M is curious to know how a landscape gardener like Capability Brown will have got along with architects, supposing they were employed at the same time, and has written from London to ask which of the two would rule the roost.

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John Carr is very likely to have been involved with Scampston, but the house still looked like Brown’s handiwork.

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By John Phibbs