The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: The Grove

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.

05-Drawing-by-Nicholson

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

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104: Did Brown do canals?

A fine 18th century canal, but currently of little use to boatmen

A fine 18th century canal, but currently of little use to boatmen

Mrs A-S writes that she is anxious to involve the boatmen of the West Midland canals in the celebration of Capability Brown’s tercentenary.

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By John Phibbs