The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

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1828: Planting?

West Cowes from the esplanade

West Cowes from the esplanade

“‘On this principle they have proceeded too hastily at Plas Newydd in grubbing hedges & pulling down cottages, for the sake of showing an extent of open lawn in a direction where plantations ought to be encouraged to screen a bleak country,

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1822: What about Gothic?

“Repton was perfectly happy to work with the eccentricities of Gothic design that James Wyatt provided for Norris Castle.

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