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

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264: What does Kent have to do with it?

Capability Brown was no dandy but a diamond-decent  down-home sort of chap and when Mr C of Essex asked me what that great master of gardening Capability Brown might have learned from Kent, I took it to my companions at the Tatler’s Waste-bin who wondered whether he had the county in mind or the man said to have been his master, that coiffed stylist, William Kent.

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83: Where did he get it from? – Charles Bridgeman

Lady L from Yorkshire asks about the relationship between the evidently esteemed Capability Brown, engine of endeavour, and his predecessor Charles Bridgeman.

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84: Where did he get it from? – William Kent

Dr M seems unable to prevent himself from taking on the character and personality of that gardener, architect and man for all seasons, William Kent.

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54: Was Brown a plantsman?

The Advisor has received a number of enquiries about Capability Brown’s use of exotics. Mrs D. has written from Hampshire to ask if Brown bought the Black Locust or

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By John Phibbs